Malmö: Shooter targeting immigrants

Malmö: Shooter targeting immigrants

Via The Local:

Police in Malmö now believe that a dozen or so unexplained shootings which have taken place in the city this year may be connected.

In nearly every case, the shootings have taken place just after nightfall and have targeted people with immigrant backgrounds, Skåne County police spokesperson J-B Cederholm told reporters during a Wednesday morning press conference.

“The two most recent shootings look exactly alike: men of colour have been shot from behind near a bus stop,” said Cederholm, according to the
TT news agency.


“One theory is that a single assailant, or several, are focused on people with immigrant backgrounds,” said Cederholm.

Swedish criminology professor Jerzy Sarnecki expressed concern about the ramifications of the police's new theory about the shootings.

“It’s extremely disconcerting, really nasty and it’s really urgent that the police arrest the perpetrator as quickly as possible. These sorts of people don’t stop until they are arrested,” he told TT.