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Gang crime in Sweden suspected trigger for bar murders


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Gang crime in Sweden suspected trigger for bar murders

Police in Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg, are not ruling out that gang crime may be behind a deadly shooting at a bar in which at least two people were killed.

The number of people killed was not immediately confirmed. Swedish media said two people died.

Witnesses said at least one attacker used a weapon that looked like a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

The gunman stormed in while customers were watching football on television.

Emergency services reported that eight people were taken to hospital.

In Sweden and neighbouring Denmark criminal gangs are a recurrent problem, linked to turf wars and illegal drugs.

Gothenburg police said they’ve been fighting this “for some time”.

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