Gunman opens fire at Swedish marketplace

Gunman opens fire at Swedish marketplace

A massive police operation is underway after a gunman reportedly opened fire on a busy market in Trelleborg in Sweden, injuring at least seven people.

Police Skåne spokesman Fredrik Bratt said: "We received several calls about a suspected shooting in central Trelleborg".

Several people have been found injured, according to local media. The police initially said that the four victims suffered gunshot wounds, but have later clarified their statement.

Trelleborg, known for its past gang violence, is located 33 kilometres south of Malmo and 64kms southeast of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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One witness told The Express: "There were many shots. We saw someone running outside", an eyewitness told the Swedish publication Expressen.

Local police are urging residents to stay away from the area.

"Four people have been hospitalised in Malmö and Lund", authorities said in an update 45 minutes after the shooting but were unable to confirm the severity of their injuries.

"We are blocking certain areas and will conduct a technical survey", Bratt said. Right now, it's locked off.

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