Stockholm sees spike in gun deaths – but Malmö and Gothenburg go months without fatal shootings

Neither of Sweden’s two other big cities, Malmö and Gothenburg, has experienced any deadly shootings this year, according to a report by Swedish public radio’s news programme Ekot, based on police figures.

But Stockholm is just two fatalities away from being at the same level as last year, with nine people shot dead in the region in the first five months of the year, compared to 11 such gun deaths in 2018.

Police told Ekot that they have seen an unusually high number of shootings in…
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