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Malmö Pride August 2016, Malmö, Sweden

A teenage boy was killed and four others wounded in a shooting outside a cafe in the center of the southern Swedish city of Malmo on Monday, where the World Cup is being held. Three of the four wounded were in serious condition as of Monday night.

Police said there “no cause for the public to be alarmed,” adding that the shooting was “not terrorist-related,” according to the TT news agency.


“We have sealed off the area and are conducting interviews and will interview those who are injured if they can or are willing to speak,” TT quoted Stephan Soderholm, spokesman for the police, as saying.

Police gave no motive for the shooting and no further details were available, according to Reuters.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.