Several people were shot inside a restaurant in the city of Goteborg late Wednesday and at least two of them have died, Swedish police said.
Police said in a statement that an automatic weapon is believed to have been used in the shooting. They had no details on any suspects but said an investigation was under way.
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Goteborg is located in southwestern Sweden and is the country’s second biggest city.
The shooting happened in an area of the city with a history of gang-related violence, police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm said. She said it was too early to speculate on the motive but said there were indications that the shooting was gang-related.
“There is absolutely nothing that indicates terrorism,” Brehm said.
One witness told Swedish broadcaster SVT that two men entered the restaurant and started shooting with automatic weapons.
“I didn’t have a chance to think about what happened. Then I saw that my friend was bleeding. I tried to stop the bleeding as good as I could with my hand,” said the witness, who didn’t give his name.