Sweden shooting: Police rush to horror attack in Kristianstad – mass shooting

AT LEAST three people were rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a reported shooting in Sweden.

Sweden shooting: Police rushed to a horror attack in Kristianstad as 'several' people shot

Sweden shooting: Police rushed to a horror attack in Kristianstad as ‘several’ people shot (Image: GETTY)

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Swedish media reported that police were called to reports of “several loud bangs” that were heard from the Näsby area, in the northern part of Kristianstad, at around 3.44pm local time. Emergency crews, including ambulances and a police helicopter, then also rushed to the scene. Media outlet Kristianstadsbladet said at least three people, including two men and a woman, were taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

But it is not known how many people have been injured so far – or the extent of the injuries.

Rickard Lundqvist, a spokesperson for the police command centre in Sydsvenskan, said: “The majority have been found injured in the areas of Näsby and Gamlegården.

“We are currently working to get an overview of how many are injured.

“An ambulance has been called to the scene.”

Police are still on the scene while investigations take place.

A number of ambulances were also said to be at the scene too.

They gave urgent care to other injured people still at the scene.

At least two areas were also been cordoned off by police.

Sweden shooting: Police were called to reports of

Sweden shooting: Police were called to reports of “several loud bangs” that were heard from the Näsby area (Image: GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

One of the areas cordoned off was believed to be next to a shopping centre.

A police helicopter was also seen circling over Näsby, according to Kristianstadsbladet.

CSK, Central Hospital Kristianstad, closed its entrances and also placed police guards outside following the incident.

According to Region Skåne, the three people who were seriously injured included two men, aged in their 20s and 30s, and also a woman in her 60s.

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Sweden shooting: At least two areas have also been cordoned off by police

Sweden shooting: At least two areas have also been cordoned off by police (Image: GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

A woman who works nearby in the area shared her concern at the shooting.

She told the newspaper: “A lot has happened here before.

“People are worried that they will be involved.

“All relatives are worried when they know that you work in an area like this.”

Sweden shooting: Police are still on the scene while investigations take place

Sweden shooting: Police are still on the scene while investigations take place (Image: GOOGLE MAPS)

No arrests have been made so far.

Yesterday evening, there were also reports of a shooting in the same area of Kristianstad.

However, police said no injuries had occurred.

It also hasn’t been confirmed whether these were connected.

William Murphy

William Murphy

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