‘Multiple’ people are injured in Swedish shooting with ‘large police operation’ underway

Three people including a woman in her sixties have been seriously injured in a shooting in broad daylight in Sweden.

A ‘large police operation’ is underway in the southern city of Kristianstad after multiple gunshots were heard at 3.40pm. 

Police said three people have been hospitalised with gunshot wounds and are in a ‘serious condition’ after ambulances rushed to the scene in the Nasby district.

Three people including a woman in her sixties have been seriously injured in a Swedish shooting in broad daylight. Pictured: police at the scene

Three people including a woman in her sixties have been seriously injured in a Swedish shooting in broad daylight. Pictured: police at the scene

Three people including a woman in her sixties have been seriously injured in a Swedish shooting in broad daylight. Pictured: police at the scene

The victims are two men in their twenties and thirties and a woman in her sixties according to police

The victims are two men in their twenties and thirties and a woman in her sixties according to police

The victims are two men in their twenties and thirties and a woman in her sixties according to police

The victims are two men in their twenties and thirties and a woman in her sixties according to police. 

But police said there could be more injuries with the situation still unclear.  

A cordon is in place with investigations ongoing.

Rickard Lundqvist, a police spokesman, said officers were on their way after reports of the loud bangs were confirmed as a shooting.

‘Several people have been found in various places in the area with suspected gunshot wounds,’ he said.

A 'large police operation' is underway on Kristianstad after multiple gunshots were heard at 3.40pm

A 'large police operation' is underway on Kristianstad after multiple gunshots were heard at 3.40pm

A ‘large police operation’ is underway on Kristianstad after multiple gunshots were heard at 3.40pm

Witnesses said the cordoned off crime scene is by a shopping centre. 

Nasby has been classified by police as a vulnerable area with a number of recent riots and murders in the district. 

The area has a high rate of unemployment and low education levels, according to police.

On Monday evening, police were alerted to loud bangs in the same area and found evidence of guns having been fired, but no victims.  

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