Gunman opens fire on busy market in Trelleborg, Sweden

Police on the scene of a shooting in Trelleborg

TWITTER BLUE LIGHTS Police on the scene of a shooting in Trelleborg

Multiple people were found injured in different locations, while at least four people have been rushed to hospital.

"We have received several reports of a shooting in Trelleborg", a police spokesperson was quoted saying by United Kingdom media.

A gunman has opened fire at a busy marketplace in Sweden, injuring several people, British media reports.

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Bratt said: "We are blocking certain areas and will conduct a technical survey".

'I do not have any more information at this time.

Trelleborg is the southernmost town in Sweden, about 33km from Malmo, and has a history of gang violence. "We have launched a major investigation", it added. "We saw someone running outside", an eyewitness told the Swedish publication Expressen.

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Shortly thereafter, armed police arrived and cordoned off the crime scene, where witnesses had reported hearing a loud "bang".

"It's packed with police cars in the street".

Local police are urging residents to stay away from the area.

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"Right now, it's locked off", he tells local media. Forensics team and a canine unit have also been dispatched to the scene of the incident.

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