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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:13 PM

Outcry in Sweden after drive-by shooting kills 12-year-old

Updated 5:17 am CDT, Tuesday, August 4, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish government vowed Tuesday to find the perpetrators of a drive-by shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl in what authorities said appears to be the latest violence from suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory.

“If we don't stop the new recruitment of young people into the criminal circles, harsh measures will not mean anything,” Home Affairs Minister Mikael Damberg told Swedish broadcaster SVT.

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The girl was shot late Sunday at a parking lot in the municipality of Botkyrka that is a popular hangout for teenagers. Swedish media say investigators think the gunfire that killed her was intended for two men with ties to a criminal gang.

Sweden has seen a rise in organized crime activity in recent years. Several gang-related shootings have taken place in the country's three major cities: Stockholm, Goteborg and Malmo.


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Judi Lynn Aug 4 OP
bobbieinok Aug 4 #1

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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:32 PM

1. Has there been much gang activity in Sweden before? And teen involvement?

Is this an effect of global expansion of crime?

An effect of American influence? News? Movies? Etc?

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