law enforcement

Man found dead after police ignore gunfire call

Swedish police turned up over an hour late to the scene of a deadly shooting in southern Stockholm last week, reports newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

The police control centre had decided that a call reporting gunfire in Östberga was not serious enough to warrant sending out officers. After yet another call to the police, officers and an ambulance were sent out and found a 37-year old man shot dead in a car.

Now the police are to investigate how they could have reacted so slowly. The first call came in just before six am, but no action was taken until a second call, meaning that police arrived one hour and 17 minutes to the scene of the suspected crime.