A shooting took place on Saturday evening outside Stockholm, killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding three others.
Sweden’s authorities announced that two men have been arrested, but did not reveal the motive of the killing.
Police received information regarding the shooting near a square in a southern suburb on the outskirts of Stockholm. They rushed to the scene and found two people with gunshot wounds and two others were found nearby.
“The person who died at the scene is a boy aged 15,” said Towe Hagg, a Stockholm police spokesperson.
The three injured included a 15-year-old boy, a man aged 45, and a 65-year-old woman, according to the police’s statement. All three were immediately taken to a hospital.
Over recent years, Sweden has been battling a surge in shootings and bombings as gangs settle scores fuelled by the narcotics trade.
The country reported 391 shootings last year, 62 of them fatal, according to police data.
In 2023, Sweden witnessed 144 shootings by May, with 52 in the Stockholm area. A total of 18 people were killed, 10 of them in the capital alone.