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US News Sweden in shock after girl died in gang shootout

01:15  05 august  2020
01:15  05 august  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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The young girl , who has not been identified by authorities, was shot early on Sunday morning near a Yesterday in Stockholm a 12 year old girl died in a drive by shooting and our politicians and media Sweden has seen an uptick in fatal shootings and other violent crimes in recent years, much

The unnamed girl died after she was struck by a stray bullet in the car park of a petrol station near Stockholm in the early hours of Sunday The death of a 12-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting in Sweden over the weekend has shocked the country, leading to growing outrage and debate about

L'hommage rendu à la fillette de 12 ans qui a été abattue près d'une station-service à Botkyrka, près de Stockholm, le 3 août 2020. © TT News Agency / Naina Helen Jama via REUTERS Tribute to 12-year-old girl who was shot dead near a gas station -service in Botkyrka, near Stockholm, on August 3, 2020.

In Sweden, the death of a 12-year-old girl is causing turmoil throughout the country. Adriana was killed on Sunday by a stray bullet while walking her dog near a petrol station on the outskirts of Stockholm. For the police, this is one more consequence of the war the gangs are waging in the suburbs of major Swedish cities.

With our correspondent in Stockholm, Frédéric False

In the parking lot where Adriana fell, very close to a motorway exit, the asphalt is covered with dozens of bouquets of flowers and candles. It's an endless parade of people stopping to pay their last respects to the twelve-year-old.

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The 12-year-old is not believed to have been a target of the shooting , and instead died after being caught in the crossfire at the fast-food restaurant.

The death of a 12-year-old girl by a stray bullet in Sweden has sparked outrage and reignited debates over its handling of gang -related violence. The unnamed girl was killed in a drive-by shooting next to a petrol station on Sunday, according to local media. Police have launched an investigation but are yet

Often mothers with their children, like Meldre, a Cuban refugee. "People used to say that Sweden is a safe country, but over time I realize it's getting worse and worse," she says.

Among those who meditate, there is also a teacher from the small school where Adriana was educated. For this teacher who has always lived in this suburb of Botkirka, 20 kilometers southwest of Stockholm, this tragedy should not bring shame on the disadvantaged areas of the capital where a majority of migrants live.

"It’s the first time I’ve seen such a drama. Crime has been on the decline in Sweden for decades. But the only exception are gangs, ”he says.

This gang war, against a background of drug trafficking, is indeed a major problem in Sweden. In the first half of 2020, twenty people have already been killed in 163 shootings.

And the plan unveiled by the government last year, which included increased police numbers and harsher penalties, remains ineffective for the time being.

To read and listen also: The Sweden of gangs and organized crime

Malaysia. A forensic scientist at the scene where a Franco-Irish teenager died .
© MOHD RASFAN / AFP The body of the young girl was found in the jungle, not far from the hotel complex. A 15-year-old girl went missing from a resort in Malaysia in August 2019, before being found dead ten days later in the jungle. Her family has called on the authorities to launch an investigation to establish the causes of their child's death.

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