At least four people were wounded and possibly more in a shooting spree by one or more gunmen in the Swedish city of Malmo on Sunday evening at around 7 pm local time. The attacker/s were still at large, hours later.
According to a report by the Expressen newspaper, several shooters on motor scooters opened fire on a car they were chasing through a neighborhood in the southern sector of the city. Other local media described “a man in an Audi” who opened fire on a crowd at a local football “derby.”
At least 20 gunshots were heard by local eyewitnesses who spoke with media. Police said the “shooter” is still at large, and verified the number of injured but did not confirm other details.
Very little was clear even hours after the event, and the operation was still ongoing, according to police.
Jews have been abandoning the city over the past few decades as it becomes more unwelcoming and anti-Semitic. Italian journalist wrote in a piece earlier this year for Israel National News: In the seventies, the community had more than 2,000 members: today there are less than 500. The others left for Stockholm or for Israel. The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a warning to all Jews who visit Malmo, “Hide public religious signs and do not speak Hebrew.”