Two injured after a shooting in a shopping center in the Swedish city of Malmö

Two people were injured this Friday in a mall shooting in Malmösouth of Sweden, as reported by police who deployed a wide device to the area.

As said Evelina OlsonMalmö police spokesman, the seriousness of the injured is not known.

In a message on their official Twitter account, Malmö police reported shortly after 5:00 p.m. a shooting at emporia mallthat he attended ‘with much means’ and that the place was cordoned off’. “We’re trying to get an idea of ​​what happened and gather all the evidence we can,” Olson said.

According to the local newspaper Sydsvenskan, this is the case arrested a suspectalthough authorities have not confirmed the information.

Several Swedish media such as the channel TV4 and the tabloids Expressen and Aftonbladet reported that a man started shooting and that they heard about twenty shotswhich caused panic and many people locked themselves in shops and bathrooms. The shopping center consists of about 200 shops and restaurants and is located in the third most populous Swedish city, located near Denmark.

A similar event in Copenhagen

in Copenhagenlocated half an hour by train from Malmö, a 22-year-old Dane left three dead and several injured a month and a half ago in a shopping mall shooting. The young man has been preventively detained in psychiatry since July 4 last year.

Danish authorities assume that the alleged perpetrator of the crimes – who faces three counts of murder and a further seven counts of attempted murder, as well as breaching Article 192 of the Criminal Code relating to weapons offenses – acted alone and without terrorist motivation.

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