No terror link in Sweden restaurant attack that left 2 dead: Police

One witness told Swedish broadcaster SVT that two men entered the restaurant and started shooting.

By: Associated Press | Stockholm | Updated: March 19, 2015 4:22 pm
Sweden,  Gothenburg, Swedish Police, Sweden police, Sweden shooting, sweden restaurant shooting, Sweden attack,Gothenburg shooting, Gothenburg restaurant shooting, World News A police officer examines the scene of a fatal shooting in Gothenburg, Sweden, late Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo)

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.

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