Shooting in Sweden: Four hurt in Malmo

Joanna Estrada
June 19, 2018

Police did not give a motive for the shooting, but said the incident was not terrorism related.

Police have sealed off a main street running through Sweden's third largest city as officers hunt for the shooter.

Witnesses told newspaper Aftonbladet they heard what sounded like 15 to 20 shots about 6:15pm in the city centre. Police are in place and have secured the suspected crime scene.

Officers were immediately at the scene, which was close to a police station, and photographs showed a cordoned off road, officers and parked vehicles.

The man reportedly fired an automatic weapon at the crowd, who were celebrating Sweden's 1-0 victory against Korea, this evening.

It has "significant" potential for violence, Chief of the Swedish National Police Dan Eliasson said in January, as cited by The Local.

"We are treating this as an isolated event that is confined to these injured persons", she added.

"Things move fast when criminal networks start shooting each other". A police news conference was expected later Tuesday.

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