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old town shooting

Who was Behind the Hit?

Published torsdag 23 april 2009 kl 10.33
The street where the shooting took place

Swedish tabloids are in a ferment over a startling gun attack in broad daylight. Speculation is rife over who was behind the shooting on Wednesday of a Swedish aristocrat and his girlfriend in Stockholm’s Old Town.

The man, a Swedish Count, is still unconscious after the shooting although in no immediate danger. His girlfriend was also wounded but managed to call the police and also name someone she believed to be involved.

Great secrecy surrounds this case, but it is known that the man initially held is a prominent figure in Sweden’s media advertising circles. He was, however, released without chanrge after presenting a solid alibi.

Now tabloid Aftonbladet reports that the ex-wife of the Count has been arrested on suspicion of arranging the murder attempt.

The heady mix of media connections, links to the nobility and violent crime involved in this case mean that it will continue to attract strong tabloid attention in Sweden and abroad for some time.

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