STOCKHOLM: One person was killed and four others wounded in a shooting in the coastal city of Malmo in southern Sweden on Monday night, police said.
All five were taken to hospital after the shooting.
“An 18-year-old man died during the night,” said police spokesman Stephan Soderholm.
Police were questioning witnesses after sealing off the area where the shooting took place. No arrests had been made, and police said there were no signs the incident was related to terrorism. Swedish news agency TT said the incident happened in Sweden’s third-largest city just after 8 p.m. and quoted the city’s police department saying “there is no reason for the public to worry.”
Tabloid Aftonbladet quoted witnesses saying they heard what sounded like 15 to 20 shots. Witness Jonatan Burhoff told the newspaper he saw people being carried to private cars that drove off “as fast as possible.”
Police said security at a hospital was stepped up after the gunfire was reported. The statement said officers had information that “one person had been taken to hospital in a private car.”
Feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory have become more common in major Swedish cities in recent years.
Aftonbladet said the shootings took place next to a police station so officers responded quickly.
There were no immediate details on the conditions of the injured men.