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Multiple casualties have been reported after the man started shooting people in the heart of Trelleborg, in the south of the country at around 11.30pm local time.
A huge police operation has been launched and the area around where the drama unfolded has been cordoned off.
It is not yet known if there have been any fatalities in the incident.
Police spokesman Fredrik Bratt said: ‘We have received several reports of a shooting in Trelleborg.
‘When we arrived at the scene, several people with gunshot injuries were found.
‘We are blocking certain areas and will conduct an investigation.
‘I do not have any more information at this time. But we are at the scene and investigating.’
Armed police officers on the street attempting to catch the perpetrators
Aron Tydén told local newspaper Expressen: ‘I was at home at my computer when I heard a loud bang. Right now, it’s locked off. I just heard shots and a lot of screaming.’
Another neighbour added: ‘There were many shots.We saw someone running outside. It’s packed with police cars in the street.’
Right now, it’s locked off. I just heard shots and a lot of screaming.
Forensics officers and police dogs have arrived on the scene.