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Sweden: five dead in a week as Stockholm gang wars escalate

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Sweden: five dead in a week as Stockholm gang wars escalate

<p>Two men in their twenties have been shot dead in Stockholm in an apparent gangland killing.</p> <p>Swedish police say they were sitting in a car in a suburb northwest of the capital where gangs have been fighting turf wars. The men were reportedly shot in the head several times.</p> <p>The situation has been described as “alarming and very serious” by local police chief Ulf Johansson. No arrests have been made and the motive is unknown – although media reports say it may be drugs-related.</p> <p>It brings the number of dead in such attacks to five in the past week – seven since the start of the year.</p> <p>Fourteen people have been injured. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kista shooting linked to gang crime: police <a href="https://t.co/Zj59imYZcu">https://t.co/Zj59imYZcu</a> <a href="https://t.co/xT1yYsIknF">pic.twitter.com/xT1yYsIknF</a></p>— The Local Sweden (@TheLocalSweden) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheLocalSweden/status/839847830172782592">March 9, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>