Mass Shooting Attack On World Cup Fans After Sweden Win

Police in Sweden are attempting to downplay initial reports of terrorism after a man opened fire on a crowd during World Cup celebrations as the Swedish national team beat South Korea earlier in the day. As the story broke, multiple international headlines suggested a terror attack in progress related to World Cup play, with at least five people wounded in the southern city of Malmo. One man has reportedly died of his injuries in what's being described as a "mass shooting".

A hail of bullets were unleashed by an unknown shooter in a car mid-evening in the downtown Drottninggatan area just as revelers took the streets to celebrate the Swedish national team's 1-0 win against South Korea. 

All 5 victims are being described in European press as "World Cup fans" who were among a crowd exiting area venues that had been screening the soccer match. The shooter (or shooters) may have been targeting a group gathered inside of a coffee shop.

Image via The Daily Star

"There are no signs that this is terror-related," said police spokesman Fredrik Bratt, as quoted in EuroNews"It is probably a shooting between criminal individuals." 

Though as the Daily Mail reports "feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory have taken place in major Swedish cities in recent years" Swedish media initially described a crime that appears broad and random in nature, designed to cause mass casualties. 

However some local sources indicate some among the victims may include known criminals engaged in gang or organized crime activities. 

Eyewitnesses told the the Swedish language Aftonbladet newspaper that around 15 to 20 shots were fired in Malmo's downtown area. Malmo is Sweden's third largest city with a population of about 350,000 — but is known for a high murder rate among European cities, and has a reputation as being the most dangerous city in Scandinavian countries

Police have cordoned off a large area downtown and say a major investigation is ongoing. A police spokesman said: "There are injured people who have been hospitalized with ambulances and some who have been traveling with private individuals."

Sweden's Sydsvenskan newspaper reports that all among the injured were standing on the sidewalk outside a coffee shop when a car drove up and unleashed automatic fire at close range on the group. Multiple reports also say some among the wounded were rushed away in private cars, which could further suggest an incident involving organized crime. One witness, Jonatan Burhoff, told Aftonbladet he saw wounded people being carried to private cars that drove off “as fast as possible”.

The shootings took place close to a police station which allowed for emergency response units to arrive on the scene almost immediately. No suspects were immediately apprehended according to early reports.

Comments

Dorado TBT or not TBT Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:30 Permalink

I would rather have occasional gun violence than live under a tyrranical government that has all the guns.  You libs think guns are the only way to kill people for those inclined to do so.  Consider the vehicle attacks, the bombings of subways & concerts, etc.  No way to completely stop people intent on causing harm to others.  Guns owned by the citizenry is the last defense between a repeat of what we've seen so many times in history.  The pros outweigh the cons plus there is little recorded on the number of crimes prevented by gun owners but there are plenty of instances you can find in the news so how many go unreported?

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SoDamnMad Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:12 Permalink

The Swedish "gangs and organized criminals" just happen to be a lot of immigrants cashing in on the drug trade.  But their not terrorists despite hurling hand grenades into police stations and firing off AKs.   Their just ... wait for it...

capitalists. 

Balance-Sheet Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:19 Permalink

None of those people were terrorized when as innocent people they were raked with automatic weapon fire? Sweden is governed by very dangerous people. The dishonesty is GROTESQUE but it must be admitted that the Swedish People are getting 100% of what they voted for.

fleur de lis Balance-Sheet Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:28 Permalink

The Swedes won't do anything because someone might call someone else rayciss.

They would rather chance being cut in half by machine gun fire than run the much worse risk of being called rayciss.

This is a perfect example of how the word "rayciss" exists only to control white people.

There is no disaster too big that the threat of being called rayciss can't control.

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Citizen_x BGO Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:24 Permalink

No, it was the ikea/volvo mafia...all amped up on GMO lingonberry jam, to make the Rus look bad.  Or it's a false flag engineered event.  Didn't the "In Crowd" bend-over backwards to spoil the Sochi winter olympics?  A question to ask is... why do they hate the Russians? 

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I am Groot Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:10 Permalink

I'll bet $1000 bucks that the shooter wasn't South Korean. Aaaaaaaaaaaand it's Muslims AGAIN ! Didn't they just call up everyone in the military reserve and distribute civil defense pamphlets to the citizens there ? Illegal immigrants seem to be a much greater threat than Russia.

P.S.- Any Swedish women reading this between the ages of 18-45 can hang at my place. It safe, and I have Swedish Fish. No muslims allowed.