[Breaking] Reports of several injured following shooting in Swedish city of Malmo

Shots were heard close to a police station

Image Shots were heard close to a police station

Witnesses reported hearing about 15 shots fired by an automatic weapon.

Two young men were killed and four people were wounded in a shooting in the Swedish city of Malmo.

A police spokesman said: "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".

It has "significant" potential for violence, Chief of the Swedish National Police Dan Eliasson said in January, as cited by The Local.

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The incident happened in Malmo just after 8pm, according to TT. The statement said officers had information that "one person had been taken to hospital in a private auto".

Feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory have become more common in major Swedish cities in recent years.

Police are now investigating the attack. They also declined to give any detail of the victims although reports said several of them were well known to the police.

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