Shooting in Trelleborg, Sweden, police say terror not suspected

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Police in southern Sweden say several people have been injured in a small town known for past gang violence and that the incident is not being investigated as terrorism.

Police said two of the injured were hurt during a shooting and that a total of four people were taken to the hospital late Thursday.

They said there was nothing about the outbreak of violence in central Trelleborg to suggest it was terror-related.

Police say a K-9 unit is searching for weapons and officers are interviewing witnesses. No suspects are in custody.

Trelleborg is a Swedish port town located 33 kilometers (20 miles) south of Malmo and 64 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter said on its Twitter account that four people have been shot central Trelleborg.

Another Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten said that four people have been hospitalized in the shooting.

The newspaper Trelleborgs Allehanda quoted Fredrik Bratt, a police spokesman in the South Region saying that there were more than two shooters.

The newspaper also quoted Bratt as saying that there was no danger to others and that the area is secured.

Story by Associated Press with information from CGTN America.