One dead and four injured after gunman opens fire in Malmo

Shots were heard close to a police station

Witnesses reported hearing about 15 shots fired by an automatic weapon.

While details are still sketchy, four people have been reportedly wounded as celebrations erupted across the city in the wake of Sweden's win over Korea at the World Cup.

The motive for the shooting is unknown, police said, and there is no indication it was terror-related.

Malmo is located in the south west of Sweden and is the first port of entry for those travelling across the Oresund Bridge from Denmark.

The shots caused bystanders to scream but police quickly said there was no reason for the public to worry.

Last year, the country saw more than 300 confirmed shooting incidents, which left 41 people dead and 135 injured.

Police were questioning witnesses after sealing off the area where the shooting took place.

The police lacks adequate resources to combat the scourge of crime that is sweeping parts of the country, Swedish Democrats party member Nima Gholam Ali Pour told RT.

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