Shootings

Region Stockholm calls crisis meeting over escalating violence

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  • Region Stockholm called the government to a crisis meeting about escalating gang violence in the area.
  • "It has reached levels that are seriously is threatening the region's future," wrote Stockholm Region's finance commissioner Irene Svenonius of the Moderate Party.
  • During the first 7 months of 2021, 70 shootings have taken place in the region, and 16 people have died from gunshots.