Swedish authorities are looking into the shooting death of a woman in Vällingby in north-western Stockholm.
Police were alerted to the situation during the early hours on Wednesday after one witnessed reported hearing what seemed like gunshots. A vehicle fleeing the area following the shooting was also reported by witnesses, the Local reports.
Upon arriving at the scene, police discovered a woman lying down injured with gunshot wounds. After being rushed to the hospital by an ambulance, the woman is said to have died from the injuries that she had sustained around 7:19 am.
At present no further information about this shooting has been made available to the press or the public. Police did not specify whether they discovered the injured woman inside or outside.
The crime scene was subsequently cordoned off so that forensic investigators can do their job. Police are said to have spent the morning knocking on doors in the area to collect witness statements and any other pertinent information.
As of 9 am, no arrests have been made.
Earlier in the week, a woman carrying a child near the popular beach resort of Ribersborg was shot dead when several masked gunmen opened fire.
Sweden, once a quiet country with very little crime, has been plagued with shootings, sexual violence, and explosions since the government adopted pro-mass migration policies.
According to police statistics, the number of incidents involving explosives and bombs between January to July of 2019 has risen 45 percent compared to the same period in 2018.
Just a couple weeks ago, two girls believed to be around 15-years-old were raped at the “We Are Sthlm” summer music festival. Days before in Gothenburg, two masked assailants forced an innocent man to withdraw cash from an ATM by putting a knife to his throat.