A 35-year old man has been taken to hospital with head injuries after someone shot at his car in Malmö.
Just before 19:30 police received a call about an injured man in a car in Rosengård in Malmö.
- In the car they found a man with a bump and a superficial wound in his head. In addition, police found a bullet in the seat of the car.
- The shot has gone through the roof of the car and hit him in the head, says Nils Norling, spokesman for the police.
The man is taken to hospital for treatment.
- He will be reviewed by the medical staff. In addition, the car will be seized for forensic examination, says Nils Norling.
An hour after the alarm came in, the police had not yet received any reports that anyone had heard gunfire in the area.
- We are obviously very interested to find out if anyone have heard the gunfire, says Nils Norling.
Most of Rosengård was built between 1967 and 1972 as a part of the Million Programme. Some parts such as the mansion in Herrgården and Östra kyrkogården are older. Rosengård is to a high degree populated by minorities. In 1972, the percentage of immigrants was around 18%, with the majority of inhabitants being working class Swedes from the countryside. Since 1974, there has been a huge "white flight" out of the suburb as more immigrats were assigned there, by 2012, the figure for those of "immigrant background" was given as 86%.
Rosengård has also been the place for several violent clashes between gangs and between local youngsters and authorities. Fire crews have also been threatened and attacked as well the police.
In December 2008, riots occurred as youngsters confronted the police in which cars, wagons, kiosks, building sheds, recycling stations and bicycle sheds were set ablaze. The background to the riots was caused by an eviction of a local mosque. The riot was the most violent yet seen in a suburb in Sweden. The riot finally ended when police forces from Gothenburg and Stockholm was sent in.
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