Woman and child hospitalized as gunmen open fire on Swedish beach

Woman and child hospitalized as gunmen open fire on Swedish beach

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Several masked gunmen opened fire on a man and woman carrying a child near the popular beach resort of Ribersborg, Sweden. The woman is said to have sustained serious injuries and police are hunting for the perpetrators.

At approximately 10am local time, a gang of several masked attackers fired off between eight and ten shots, reportedly from multiple weapons, before fleeing the scene through the grounds of a nearby apartment building.

The woman was reportedly carrying the child when she was struck by a bullet in the unprovoked attack. The man she was with then reportedly went into shock.

Ambulances and police were immediately dispatched to the scene, and authorities established a cordon in the surrounding area. Specialized police sniffer dogs are already on the trail of the perpetrators, according to police. The victims were transported to the nearby hospital for emergency treatment.

“This is one of the most serious crimes there is so we are deploying all of our resources to investigate it, and also sending officers to speak to people near the scene of the attack who might be disturbed by what has happened,” Calle Persson from the Malmö police told The Local.__RT.com

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