'Several fatalities' in Sweden pub shooting: police

'Several fatalities' in Sweden pub shooting: police

STOCKHOLM - A pub shooting left several dead and wounded in Gothenburg in western Sweden late Wednesday, according to police.

"There was a shooting in a pub. There have been several fatalities and a number of the injured have been brought to hospital," police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm told AFP.

"An automatic weapon was used... we can't rule out that it's gang-related. We've had problems for some time with gang crime in this area," she added.

An eyewitness told tabloid Aftonbladet that two people entered the pub in the Gothenburg suburb of Biskopsgaarden with weapons that looked like Kalashnikovs and started shooting.

"We were sitting watching the football game when the shooters came in," the witness said.

Police have sealed off the area and have launched a murder investigation.

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