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crime

Shots in broad daylight in Gothenburg

Updated söndag 8 september 2013 kl 17.15
Published söndag 8 september 2013 kl 11.18
Shots were fired into an apartment block at Sommarvädersvägen. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall / SCANPIX

Several shots in broad daylight were aimed into a apartment block in the Gothenburg suburb Biskopsgården on Sunday. No-one was injured, but according to the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten  police see the incident as particularly serious, as youth as well as kids live in the area, and the bullets went into at least two flats. Police is now enhancing their presence in the area.

This was the second shooting on Sunday, and the forth in less then a week. According to Göteborgs-Posten, police believe there are links between the mid-day shooting on Sunday, and the double murder last Wednesday.

Police was called to the scene at Biskopsgården at 1.30 pm. A lot of people had been out enjoying the sunshine, and heard the gunshots. Göteborgs-Posten spoke to one man who said he heard some ten shots and saw a moped with two people on leaving the scene immediately after the shots rang out. The area has now been cordoned off by police.

Another shooting took place in the early hours of Sunday morning, in the nearby Lundby area of Hisingen. A man in his twenties was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds to his legs and was operated on. His injuries were not deemed to be life threatening. On Friday night a man was shot in his legs in Hammarkullen, and on Wednesday two young men were killed on Hisingen.

While police believe there is a connection between the shooting in Biskopsgården on Sunday, and the double murder on Wednesday, the two other shootings have not been linked to them. In the case of the man shot in Hammarkullen, police emphasised that he was not known by police before.

Swedish Radio Gothenburg spoke to a man living in the area of the shooting on Sunday morning. He was concerned about his grandchildren of three, six and eight years old. "It is worrying, it starts banging here time and again," he says. "Before it used to be in Biskopsgården and then you that 'well that is far away' but now it seems they are shooting here as well."

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