Sweden: Woman Was Cradling Baby When She Was Fatally Shot in Head

(Photo by Instagram)

A woman in her 30s was fatally shot in the head in the multicultural Swedish city of Malmö on Monday morning, with police arresting one man.

Gunshots were heard around 10 am on Monday morning near the centre of the city, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports. 

Police spokesman Calle Persson said of the attack: “We are on-site and have blocked the area. Right now, intensive police work is underway.”

The woman was said to have been with a man, along with her baby, at the time of the shooting and while she was fatally shot, the child was unharmed.

Witnesses differed on the number of shots fired, with reports ranging from three to eight fired.