Palestinian Minor Shot Dead in Sweden

Palestinian Minor Shot Dead in Sweden

Swedish cops

A 15-year-old Palestinian boy was fatally shot in Malmö's Möllevångtorget square at 9pm on Saturday night -- one of the busiest times of the week for the area's many bars and restaurants, Swedish daily the Local reported.

The 15-year-old was one of two teenagers hit when attackers opened fire on a pizzeria on Ystadsgatan before fleeing the scene on bicycles.

"The shooting happened in an extremely public place, so we are out there collecting witness information and talking to those who have made some observations," Katarina Rusin, a press spokesperson at the police's operations centre, told the Sydsvenskan newspaper on Saturday night.

The wounded 15-year-old was still alive when police arrived and was rushed to hospital in an ambulance, but died during the night. The second teenager was taken to hospital in a private car.

Jacob Björkander, who lives in the neighborhood, told Sydsvenskan that he had been cycling past the spot where the attack took place with his two young children on Saturday evening.

"It's regrettable, absolutely awful, and lacking in any respect," he said. "This should be the end of it. It's gone too far. People should be out on the streets showing what they think, that we don't want this in our town."

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