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Published onsdag 20 oktober 2010 kl 12.31
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Three men have been injured in a string of shootings in the southern city of Malmö on Tuesday night.

It was just after midnight that police received calls that shots had been fired in the Lindängen area. Soon afterwards two men arrived at the university hospital - one had stomach injuries and the other had been shot in the leg. An intensive police operation resulted in the arrest of a 19-year old man.

In one of the cases a man was shot in the back, and seriously injured, while waiting for a bus and police now say that he could be another victim in a series of unsolved shootings specifically targeting people with immigrant background, Swedish Radio news reports.

“The incidents are not very far from each other geographically, its evening or night, it’s a coloured man that gets shot almost the same way, the person is usually shot in the back, “said Per Lidehäll, detective superintendent in Skåne province. “Its pretty similar. We can’t ignore the possibility that it is the same shooter.”

This means that between 10 and 15 unsolved shootings in the area could be connected. Police also say that they have secured technical evidence that suggest there could be a connection between the cases.

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