2 die of 6 men wounded in southern Sweden drive-by shooting

Shots were heard close to a police station

Image Shots were heard close to a police station

"We have sealed off the area and are conducting interviews and will interview those who are injured if they can or are willing to speak", police spokesman Stephan Soderholm said. At least three of the wounded were previously known to police in relation to criminal activity, according to Sydsvenskan daily newspaper. Officials said the crime appears to be linked to organized or gang crime, not terrorism.

Witnesses reported hearing around 12 to 15 shots fired in Drottninggatan, near Malmö.

Police stand next to a cordon after a shooting on a street in central Malmo, Sweden June 18, 2018.

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In a police statement obtained by The Express, the Swedish police said the motive for the attack was unknown and that there was no cause for public alarm.

Swedish police say several people were injured when shots were fired Monday in Malmo, Sweden's third-largest city.

The shooting occurred in the city center, police said, adding that it is not believed to be terror-related.

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