Swedbank Stadion is located about 3 kilometres south of Malmö’s city centre and Malmö’s main railway station.

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Witnesses reported hearing 20 gunshots fired in bursts of three during a football derby at around 7pm local time between Malmö FF and Helsingborgs IF on Sunday. 

She said: “A young man had died from the injuries.”

Police have now confirmed the item they found was a bomb. 

Many of the attacks were claimed by the Islamic State.

Police spokeswoman Ewa-Gun Westford said one person had died following the incident. 

Police found shell casings at the scene in Censorgatan and say the suspects may have escaped by moped – four people were injured, including one who was shot in the head.

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SWEDEN remains on high alert after four people were injured in a shooting which rocked the city of Malmo.

The condition of the victims is unknown, however one person is understood to have suffered a head injury.

Officers are treating the incident as attempted murder. 

Alternatively one can take bus 5 in the direction of Malmö Hyllie Station. Get off after 15 minutes at stop Malmö Lorensborg. From there it’s a 10-minute walk to the stadium. Both buses go multiple times per hour.

The official added there was currently no suspects in the incident. 

Other witnesses told Sweden’s Expressen newspaper the shots were fired in bursts of three rounds.

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Swedbank Stadion got built as a modern replacement for Malmö’s old Malmö Stadion. Plans for the new stadium, which was to be built adjacent to the old one, were approved late 2005 and building works started in April 2007. 

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One witness said: “The feet were sticking out of the car windows.”

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Several loud bangs were heard and witnesses told The Local that two people were then carried away to cars, which then fled the scene. 

The shooting came two hours before reports began circulating of an explosion in Heleneholm, a kilometre away from the scene of the shooting, The Express reported.

Tickets can also be bought at the ticket windows at the stadium on the day of the match. Malmö only sell out the occasional high-profile match.

A Malmo police statement said the victim was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital.

Tickets for Malmö FF games can be purchased online via Ticnet, by phone via the Ticnet callcenter +47 (0) 77 170 70 70, or at the MFF shop at the stadium.

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If coming from the E20/E6 north, take exit Trafikplats Hindby and turn right towards the city (Centrum). Follow for about 4 kilometres until you see Malmö’s old stadium on your left.

One witness reported the shots were fired from a grey Audi, which drove off from the scene, but others said the suspects may have escaped on mopeds.

Witnesses reported hearing 20 gunshots as a football derby was taking place about 7pm local time.

Swedish police are treating the shooting as attempted murder.

Spokesman Thomas Fuxborg said: “We suspect that it is a pipe bomb.

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If you wish to stay close to the Swedbank Stadium, Hotel Mercure Malmö will be your hotel of choice. It gets good reviews and is located only a few minutes walking away from the stadium. The cheaper Bosses Gästvåningar hostel is an alternative still at walking distance, while there are plenty of alternatives in Malmö’s city centre.


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It is not yet known if the two incidents are linked.

If arriving by public transport, take bus 3 from the main railway station in the direction of Malmö Värnhem. Get off at stop Malmö Stadion. The ride takes about 12 minutes.

She added that the cause of the blast remains unclear.

The unrest comes as Swedish police have now labelled 55 areas as “no-go zones” as they continue to struggle with increasing levels of crime and violence. 

A police spokesperson later told Sydsvenska Dagbladet that the incident, which took place in a mainly immigrant neighbourhood of Sweden's third largest city, was being investigated as a case of aggravated assault or attempted murder.