6 Shot, 3 Killed in Sweden Drive-By Shooting

They were shot as they left Internet cafe
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 19, 2018 12:23 AM CDT
Police forensics investigate the scene after people were shot and injured outside an Internet cafe in Malmo, southern Sweden, Monday, June 18, 2018.   (Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency via AP)
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(Newser) – Three of six men injured in a drive-by shooting Monday in the center of Sweden's third-largest city have died, Swedish authorities say. Police in Malmo said Tuesday two of the men—aged 18 and 29—died overnight, the AP reports. Hospital authorities said a third man, in his 30s, also died. None of the victims were identified, in line with Swedish practice. Three others were injured—one seriously, said Region Skane, the regional health authority for southern Sweden. Witnesses told Swedish media that the men were shot as they left an Internet cafe in the southeastern part of the southern Swedish city on Monday evening.

Witnesses said they heard up to 15 shots fired from automatic weapons, the BBC reports. Police said no arrests have been made and they are looking for a dark vehicle. Feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory have become more common in major Swedish cities in recent years. The shots caused bystanders to scream but police quickly said there was no reason for the public to worry.

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