Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Gunman opens fire in Swedish town

Gunman opens fire in Swedish town

Police said multiple people were injured at several locations in the heart of Trelleborg, Sweden.

An unspecified number of people have been apprehended for questioning, the police said, and a special division responsible for dealing with serious crime is now investigating.

Police have launched a major operation. The area is known to have incidents of gang violence, according to social media users. "There are several people who have experienced confirmed gunshot wounds", a statement issued by Police Skåne read.

One witness told The Express: "There were many shots". We saw someone running outside.

Aron Tydén told local media: "I was at home at my computer when I heard a loud bang".

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Reports of gunman opening fire on civilians in Trelleborg, Sweden.

"Four people have been hospitalised in Malmö and Lund", authorities said in an update 45 minutes after the shooting but were unable to confirm the severity of their injuries.

Bratt said: "We are blocking certain areas and will conduct a technical survey".

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