Gunman opens fire at Swedish marketplace

Elias Hubbard
October 13, 2017

SEVERAL people have been shot after a gunman opened fire in multiple locations in a Swedish town.

"We get calls from several people who have heard shots", police spokesman Fredrik Bratt told the Daily Star.

Local media reported that at least four people had been taken to hospital, while some unconfirmed reports suggested up to seven people might have been seriously injured.

Trelleborg, known for its past gang violence, is located 33 kilometres south of Malmo and 64kms southeast of Copenhagen, Denmark.

'When we arrived at the scene, several people with gunshot injuries were found.

Security officials have blocked some areas and are conducting "an investigation".

"I do not have any more information at this time. We saw someone running outside", an eyewitness told the Swedish publication Expressen.

A huge police operation has been launched and the area around where the drama unfolded has been cordoned off.

"It's packed with police cars in the street". A forensics team and canine unit have been sent to the scene.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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