SWEDEN: Police have cordoned off an area around a shopping centre in the Rosengård area of Malmö after a man was shot on Tuesday afternoon.
The regional newspaper Sydsvenskan reports that a man has been taken to hospital by ambulance after being shot inside the shopping centre just after 4pm. The extent of his injuries is not known.
"It's messy in there, but one man has been shot – probably in the leg. He has been taken to hospital," Lotta Svensson, a police officer on the scene, told the paper.
Nobody is currently allowed to leave or enter the shopping centre, according to the paper.
A large number of police units are involved in the operation.
It is not yet known whether any arrests have been made.
Several Malmö districts, including Rosengård, regularly hit the headlines over gun-related crime. Last summer police stepped up their presence in the area following a spate of grenade attacks.
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