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At least seven injured as gunman opens fire at in Sweden

  • The man opened fire at around 11.30pm local time at a busy market in Trelleborg 
  • Four people were rushed to hospital and the shooter remains on the run 
  • But police have ruled out any possibility of the incident being terror-related 

By Paddy Dinham For Mailonline

Published: 17:37 EDT, 12 October 2017 | Updated: 19:13 EDT, 12 October 2017

Four people have been injured after a gunman opened fire at busy market in Sweden - but police have ruled out the incident being terror-related.

Multiple casualties have been reported after the man started shooting people in the heart of Trelleborg, in the south of the country at around 11.30pm local time. 

A huge police operation has been launched and the area around where the drama unfolded has been cordoned off. 

 Multiple casualties have been reported after the man started shooting people in the heart of Trelleborg, in the south of the country at around 10.30pm
 Multiple casualties have been reported after the man started shooting people in the heart of Trelleborg, in the south of the country at around 10.30pm

 Multiple casualties have been reported after the man started shooting people in the heart of Trelleborg, in the south of the country at around 10.30pm

A huge police operation has been launched and the area around where the drama unfolded has been cordoned off
A huge police operation has been launched and the area around where the drama unfolded has been cordoned off

A huge police operation has been launched and the area around where the drama unfolded has been cordoned off

It is not yet known if there have been any fatalities in the incident. 

Police spokesman Fredrik Bratt said: 'We have received several reports of a shooting in Trelleborg. 

'When we arrived at the scene, several people with gunshot injuries were found.

'We are blocking certain areas and will conduct an investigation. 

'I do not have any more information at this time. But we are at the scene and investigating.'   

Armed police officers on the street attempting to catch the perpetrators
Armed police officers on the street attempting to catch the perpetrators

Armed police officers on the street attempting to catch the perpetrators

Aron Tydén told local newspaper Expressen: 'I was at home at my computer when I heard a loud bang. Right now, it's locked off. I just heard shots and a lot of screaming.' 

Another neighbour added: 'There were many shots.We saw someone running outside. It's packed with police cars in the street.'

Right now, it's locked off. I just heard shots and a lot of screaming. 

Forensics officers and police dogs have arrived on the scene.

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