Sweden Shooting Isn’t Terrorist Related, Says Swedish Police Spokeswoman

The shooting in Sweden this week has led to growing concerns over gang related violence and mass shootings in the once-peaceful country. The greater Gothenburg area, Sweden’s second largest city, has a history of gang violence and shootings, with a quarter of Sweden’s homicides in 2013 occurring there. The Biskopsgarden suburb has a particularly unsavory reputation. ABC News reports Gothenburg police chief Klas Friberg’s comments on the day of the shooting.

“We have a serious situation in Goteborg where many people have been murdered. We have different types of criminal gangs who… are ready to use aggravated violence in retribution attacks or to win market share.”