Shooting inside busy restaurant leaves two dead and 15 injured

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A shooting inside a busy 
restaurant in Sweden’s second largest city has left two people dead and injured up to 15 more.

Police - who said they thought the incident could be gang-related - added that three or four people had been left seriously injured.

Police spokesman Bjor Blixter said the eatery in Goteborg 
was full when men with automatic weapons opened fire late on Wednesday, and some of those wounded may have been ordinary guests.

“Innocent people have been hit,” Mr Blixter said.

He said none of the wounded was in a life-threatening condition.

The victims were two men in their 20s.

Mr Blixter said there were known gang members inside the restaurant in the suburb of Biskopsgarden, adding the shooting spree was likely related to gang feuds.

The neighbourhood of the city is known for a history of gang v
iolence.

One witness told Swedish broadcaster SVT that two men entered the restaurant and started shooting with automatic weapons. No arrests have been made but several people have been brought in for questioning.

Police were still searching for a possible getaway car.

The shooting happened inside a restaurant called Var Krog och Bar, which means “our tavern and bar” in Swedish.

According to its website, the restaurant opened in 1995 and also has a sports bar and a night club that is open on Fridays and Saturdays.

On January 30 a man 
was wounded in a shooting on 
the square outside the restaurant.

It was not immediately clear whether that shooting and Wednesday’s attack were 
linked.

Gun violence is not 
uncommon in Sweden’s major cities, though shootings in public places with multiple victims are rare.