New information about the Rinkeby riots: Police did not fire warning shots as previously stated, but were trying to hit the rioters.
In connection with the riots in Rinkeby last night, police first went out with information that they had fired warning shots.
Riots in Rinkeby, warning shots fired
But the police - cornered between stone throwers and their car - did not shoot warning shots.
- When the picture became clear, it was found that it was for effect, said duty officer Sylvia Odin, to Aftonbladet.
Unlike warning shots, for effect means that the police service weapons were fired to hit the target.
- Police ended up cornered between stone throwers and the car, and fired at rioters but missed, said a police source.
On 19 May 2013, violent disturbances broke out in Husby, another Stockholm suburb dominated by immigrants and second-generation immigrant residents, including a substantial number from Somalia, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The week long riots were reportedly in response to the shooting to death by police of an immigrant who came at them with a knife.
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