Sweden has recorded over 48 killings, among whom all were shot to death in 2022. The Swedish media have shared the following information on Friday, calling it record-high.
The recent shooting incident took place on Thursday night in Kristianstad when a man was shot dead, police said.
According to an officer on duty at the Stockholm region South, Mikael Lind, “Unfortunately, we cannot say more than he is in his 20s and we have no suspects at the moment.”
It means that Swede has already set up a new record high in terms of fatal shootings and the number is likely to be much higher before the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Lind added that there has been a spike in shootings but he could not give an exact figure on “how much it has increased or how it looks in other regions, but in our region that is Stockholm, it has indefinitely increased.”
At the same time, majority of the shootings are believed to have taken place in Stockholm region which has a major impact on the police’s resources.
As per the police statistics, the highest number earlier was in 2020 when a total of 47 people were killed and the year after that the number of people killed was 45.
The general number of gun shootings is expected to be 273 on September 1, 2022, as compared with 344 throughout 2021 and 379 throughout 2020, as per local media reports.
In recent years, gang-related deadly shootings have escalated and spread across the Nordic country with authorities struggling to contain the war-like violence.
According to a report published last year by the National Council for Crime Prevention, Sweden is at the top of European rankings when it comes to fatal shootings.