At least 2 killed, up to 15 injured in shooting in Sweden

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A man lays flowers on the pavement outside a restaurant, the scene of a fatal shooting in Gothenburg, Sweden Thursday, Mach 18, 2015. A police spokesman said the eatery in Sweden’s second largest city was full when men with automatic weapons opened fire late Wednesday, and some of those wounded may have been ordinary guests. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Adam Ihse)

Gunmen with automatic weapons stormed into a restaurant in Sweden’s second largest city on Wednesday night, killing two people and wounding about a dozen in a shooting that police said was likely to be gang-related.

Police said the restaurant in suburban Goteborg was full when the gunmen opened fire in one of Sweden’s most serious shooting incidents in recent years.

It was not clear who the attackers were targeting, or why, but police said there were known gang members inside the restaurant.

Police said the victims were two men in their 20s, but didn’t identify them.

Eight wounded people were taken to the hospital, one of them with life-threatening injuries, regional police chief Klas Friberg said, adding that other people had sought hospital treatment on their own for cuts and other injuries.

No arrests have been made but several people have been brought in for questioning, he said.

Witnesses told Swedish media that the gunmen were wearing masks when they entered the restaurant in the Biskopsgarden suburb late Wednesday.

One unidentified restaurant worker told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that they shot people in the head.

Story by The Associated Press.