Large  scale police operation after shooting at mall in Malmö

Large scale police operation after shooting at mall in Malmö

Police evacuated the mall in a large-scale operation. Two people were injured. A suspect was arrested and the operation was closed.

Shots were fired at a shopping mall in the southern Swedish city of Malmo on Friday afternoon. Two people were injured, the Dagens Nyheter newspaper reported, citing police spokesman Jimmy Modin. A suspect was arrested. The executive, who according to his own statements was in action with a large contingent, evacuated the mall.

Police arrested the alleged shooter and ruled out a possible terrorist motive. It is believed to be an “isolated incident related to criminal groups”.

“Past Imminent Danger”

“We believe the immediate danger is over,” a police spokeswoman said. According to health authorities, the injured were a man and a woman. The woman’s condition is serious, she said.

Local media, citing eyewitnesses, reported that a man shot people indiscriminately at the Emporia mall. This has not been confirmed by the police.

In July, three people were killed in a gun attack at a shopping mall in the Danish capital Copenhagen, which is about 30 kilometers from Malmo.

(APA/Portal/dpa)