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School mourns after teacher shooting

Updated fredag 12 maj kl 15.44
Published fredag 12 maj kl 09.16
"It's been mostly tears and hugs."
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Bild till vänster några människor samlade kring blommor och ljus, bild till höger rektor Marika Andersson
Flowers and candles placed at the murder site; head teacher Marika Anderrsson. Credit: Sanna Ekstedt Larsson/Sveriges Radio

Lövgärde School, scene of yesterday's fatal shooting of a member of staff, is offering support to those affected by the murder, Swedish Radio reports.

A supply teacher at the school, aged 26, was shot dead in a car near the school by two masked men at around 9am on Thursday. The shooting was witnessed by passersby including pupils of the school. 

"We were open all yesterday evening. A large number of students and friends [...] of the deceased came. We had psychologists on site throughout the evening. Today we'll also be offering all necessary support to everyone who needs it, pupils and teachers," head teacher Marika Andersson told Swedish Radio P4 Gothenburg.

"People haven't been asking that many questions, it's been mostly tears and hugs," she added.

The two masked men are reported to have fired several shots at the victim before escaping in a blue Renault Clio.

Three cars have since been impounded by police, but the getaway vehicle had yet to be recovered on Friday afternoon, and neither had police made any arrests in connection with the shooting. 

Police told the TT news agency that they had "quite a good idea" of who the murdered man was.

"We don't think that this is gang-related," police spokesman Peter Adlersson said.

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