Two Killed As Gunmen Spray Bar With Bullets

Two men were killed and more than a dozen wounded after gunmen armed with automatic weapons opened fire in a Swedish pub.

Police said the death toll is expected to rise after the attack, which took place as drinkers were watching football on television in the bar in Gothenburg.

A witness told theAftonbladet newspaper that two people entered the pub in theBiskopsgaardensuburb in western Sweden armed with weapons that looked like Kalashnikovs and started shooting.

“We were sitting watching the football game when the shooters came in,” the witness said.

Another witness said the shootings were over quickly.

“I didn’t have time to think what was happening. Then I saw that my friend was bleeding. I tried to stop the flow of blood as well as I could with my hands,” a man who gave his name as “Rocky” told public broadcaster SVT.

“Several attackers opened fire with automatic weapons,” police said in a statement.

“Two men aged 20 to 25 were killed. Ten to 15 people were shot and wounded in varying degrees.”

A police spokeswoman added:”There is absolutely nothing that indicates terrorism.”

The gunmen fled the scene by car and police are still hunting for them.

The shootings are believed to be gang-related.

Gothenburg has seen dozens of criminal gang-linked shootings in recent years, many of them in Biskopsgaarden, a housing estate with high unemployment and a large immigrant population.

A man was shot dead in an apartment in the area in May 2014, while in January a man was shot in the leg in a square near the scene of the latest killings.

Sweden and neighbouring Denmark have grappled for years with criminal gangs, including Hells Angels, Bandidos and immigrant groups battling for control of the drugs trade.

Police have launched a murder investigation and are questioning “a large number of people”.

No arrests have been made.

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19 March 2015 | 9:55 am – Source: orange.co.uk

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