Saturday, March 28, 2020

Drive-by Shootings in Sweden?

Hat tip Samhällsnytt. Translation by Fousesquawk.

You would think Sweden would be the last place in the world for drive-by shootings (even on bicycles), but that was the old Sweden.  Shootings are now common in cities like Malmö (which has the worst problem in the country, actually). Last November, one young man was shot to death and another seriously wounded. Police have now made arrests, and at least one will face murder charges. The below article in Samhällsnytt is translated by Fousesquawk.

(Below picture) Two suspected perpetrators captured on surveillance cameras

22-year-old man arrested for drive-by murder in Malmö

In November last year, a 15-year-old youth with a non-Western immigrant background was shot to death outside a pizzeria on Möllevången in Malmö. Another youth was found shot and seriously wounded. Now a 22-year-old is suspected for probable cause for the gang-related murder.

The arrest decision was made by a Malmö district court on Friday. The arrested 22-year-old has a non-Western immigrant background and was earlier convicted for crimes, among others, aggravated assault, for which he was sentenced to 75 hours youth service (usually gardening or cleaning work) "on the grounds of good behavior". He has also been convicted for driving without a license.

Three other persons, two 22-year-olds and a 21-year-old, were arrested in the same case. In the absence of strong enough evidence as to  involvement in the murder and attempted murder, the prosecutor chose  for the time being, to charge them only for  narcotic offenses.

All three have non-Western immigrant backgrounds and have been previously convicted for various crimes, such as drug offenses, assault, drunkenness , threats, and more. They are well-known by police as figures in criminal gangs in the extremely problematic, so called vulnerable and immigrant-dominated neighborhood of Seved.

The two crime victims were also previously known to police according to information. It is unclear what specific conflict between the concerned persons lies behind the shootings.

No comments: