The Swedish sniper story gets weirder and weirder. Now, ‘former’ (ahem) gang members have decided that they’ll hunt down the sniper.
According to the local Sydsvenskan newspaper, the former leader of one of the town’s largest criminal networks is among a group of “old friends who have stuck together” and who are now actively looking for the gunman which has left Malmö’s immigrant community gripped with fear.
“He had better hope that we don’t find him first,” a man who referred to himself as “Leo” told the newspaper during an interview in his apartment in the city’s Rosengård neighbourhood.
The man believes he and his friends have better knowledge of the area where the shootings have taken place and will likely find the gunman before the police.
“It will be much easier for us to catch him than for the police,” he told the newspaper.
I find this interesting since I can’t recall (although I haven’t really sought out this sort of information) any similar instances where criminal groups (hey! that’s former criminals to you!) have publicly announced that they were going to