Shooting in Sweden kills 1 teen, leaves another wounded

The shooting took place minutes after an explosion in another Malmo district where a bomb set under a car detonated. Representational image only. Photo: iStock.

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 on Sunday (November 10), the slain boy was one of two people hit after unknown assailants opened fire into a pizza parlor where the victims were on Saturday.

Witnesses saw the attackers flee the scene on bicycles. 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 yet say 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.