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Sweden – attack in front of a shopping center in Stockholm. Pole sentenced to life imprisonment

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The court in Huddinge near Stockholm sentenced 20-year-old Pole Miłosz O. and 20-year-old Ronnie D. to life imprisonment for shooting two bystanders with an automatic weapon and attempting to murder 17 passers-by. As the court justified, the investigation showed that both men “acted on behalf of people associated with the criminal network” and “their goal was to shoot members of a rival gang.”

To the shooting in a square full of people in front of a shopping center in Farsta, Stockholm it happened in June last year. Miłosz O. drove a stolen BMW and obtained weapons, and Ronnie D. admitted to firing a series of 20 shots. During the trial, he explained that he did it under the influence of threats. The Pole only confirmed that he was at the scene of the shooting on the day of the shooting.

They worked on commission

In the justification for the verdict, the court stated that the investigation showed that both men “acted on behalf of people associated with the criminal network” and “their goal was to shoot members of a rival gang.” – The shooting was related to the ongoing wave of violence in the Stockholm region and its execution on Saturday afternoon in a square full of passers-by in Farsta was particularly thoughtless. The defendants' actions prove their complete indifference to human life, emphasized judge Agneta Kornstrand.

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According to investigators, the Foxtrot gang, which was in conflict with the Dalen group that was to take control of the Farsta district, was probably behind the shooting.

A Pole who does not have Swedish citizenship is to be expelled from Sweden Sweden.

Sentence for carrying out a “reconnaissance mission”

The court also sentenced two related young men to 15 years and 10 months and 12 years and 10 months, respectively, for aiding and abetting, including carrying out a “reconnaissance mission.” In addition, the convicts are also expected to pay high compensation to the victims' families.

The shooting took place on June 10, 2023, in a square in the Farsta district of Stockholm, between a shopping center and a metro station. As a result, a 15-year-old boy and a 43-year-old man were killed and four people were injured. The crime shocked Sweden, flowers were laid in the square and candles were burned for a long time, and the politicians who arrived announced further tightening of the law in the fight against gangs.

Miłosz O. and Ronnie D. were detained on the same day after a police chase near the town of Soedertaelje. The men escaped by car, covering some sections at a speed of 200 km per hour. The police testified that they were threatened with weapons.

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/Anders Wiklund/TT

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