HELSINKI (AP) – Swedish police say a 15-year-old boy has died and another teenager is in critical condition after a shooting in a busy square in the southern city of Malmo.
Malmo police said Sunday the slain boy was one of two people hit after unknown assailants opened fire into a pizza parlour where the victims were about 9 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses saw the attackers flee the scene on bicycles.
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The shooting took place just minutes after an explosion in another Malmo district where a bomb set under a car detonated, destroying the vehicle and causing damage to other cars.
Police couldn’t say yet if the two incidents were linked.
Malmo, Sweden’s third-largest city, has seen several explosions and shootings in the past few years in cases linked mainly to organized crime and feuding gangs.
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