There have been dozens of shootings involving criminal gangs in Gothenburg, many of them in the Biskopsgaarden area, a housing estate with a large immigrant population and high unemployment
Several people were killed and more wounded after at least one gunman armed with an automatic weapon opened fire in a pub in western Sweden late Wednesday, police said, with the death toll expected to rise.
“There was a shooting in a pub. There have been several fatalities and a number of the injured have been brought to hospital…An automatic weapon was used…we can’t rule out that it’s gang-related. We’ve had problems for some time with gang crime in this area.”
— Police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm
“There was a shooting in a pub. There have been several fatalities and a number of the injured have been brought to hospital,” police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm told AFP.
“An automatic weapon was used… we can’t rule out that it’s gang-related. We’ve had problems for some time with gang crime in this area,” she added.
“I didn’t have time to think what was happening. Then I saw that my friend was bleeding. I tried to stop the flow of blood as well as I could with my hands.”
— A man who gave his name as “Rocky” to public broadcaster SVT
An eyewitness told tabloid Aftonbladet that two people entered the pub in the Gothenburg suburb of Biskopsgaarden with weapons that looked like Kalashnikovs and started shooting.
“We were sitting watching the football game when the shooters came in,” the witness said.
Another witness described how fast the shootings occurred.
“I didn’t have time to think what was happening. Then I saw that my friend was bleeding. I tried to stop the flow of blood as well as I could with my hands,” a man who gave his name as “Rocky” told public broadcaster SVT.
Police did not confirm the number of gunmen but said in a statement that the death toll was expected to rise.
Emergency services told newspaper GT that eight people were brought to hospital by ambulance and other Swedish media reported two dead. Read the rest of this entry »
At least eight people have been injured and taken to hospital after a shooting at Hisingen in Gothenburg. It confirms SOS Alarm for SVT News . Eight people have been hospitalized after a shooting at Vårväderstorget on Hisingen in Gothenburg, says SOS Alarm.
“First we got into it was five injured , then it turned out that there were three more. We sent a total of ten ambulances to the scene. Right now , I can see that five of them are at the hospital and unload injured.”
Jack Soderberg at SOS , Expressen
Ten ambulances and a large number of police were sent to the scene. The alarm came to the police at 22:23.
BREAKING: Swedish police: Several people shot inside restaurant in Goteborg, some have died.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 19, 2015
The shooting took place inside a restaurant on Vårväderstorget says Jenny Widén, spokesperson for the police Western Region. Damage State of the shot is still unclear , according to police. Read the rest of this entry »