Swedish politician dies after trying to stop fatal gang shooting

Frederik Andersson, a member of the Civic Collection party, died from gunshot wounds he received at a gymnasium in central Stockholm earlier this week while trying to stop a suspected gang gunman from killing another man.

The Civic Collection party, a small conservative-populist party founded in 2014, issued a statement on Wednesday confirming the shooting death of Andersson, who was party chairman in the municipality of Solna.

The shooting took place around noon on Monday at a gym in central Stockholm. Police believe the shooter was looking for a member of the Banditos motorcycle gang, likely due to ongoing gang disputes in the city.

At the beginning of the week, the newspaper Aftonbladet reported that the suspect in the case wore a mask and fled the scene after the shooting.

“I walked by with a stroller and saw a group of guys and girls outside who looked completely freaked out. Then I see the police pull out their guns and shout “get off the street”. So I took the car and fled. It was a fucking mess,” a witness told the newspaper.

“The Civic Collection Party Board has learned that our Chairman of Civic Collection Solna, Fredrik Andersson, died on Monday from gunshot wounds he sustained at a gymnasium in central Stockholm. Fredrik Andersson allegedly intervened against a gunman who was about to murder another who was in the room, which ended up being shot himself,” the party wrote.

“The spine was literally Frederick’s trademark. He sometimes carried a spine model to show what he needed in Sweden. He was, in words, images and deeds, an expression of civil courage – civic courage,” the party added.

Hanif Bali, member of the Swedish parliament for center-right moderates, spoke out about Andersson’s death on Twitter saying“I remember Fredrik when he visited my campaign outside MOS in Solna.”

“Now he has become the last of the innocent victims of the ghetto shootings, a uniformed civil servant, a father of three with our values,” Bali added.

The shooting is just one of 18 fatal shootings that have taken place in what was once considered a Scandinavian liberal paradise in the first three months of 2022 – a record number, according to broadcaster SVT.

“Since the problem started to be recorded, only a month ago, March 2018, where there have been no cases. So we have a few deaths every month. Sometimes it’s a, sometimes it’s a It’s twelve, but there’s always more,” said Jerzy Sarnecki, a professor at Stockholm University.

Follow Chris Tomlinson on Twitter at @TomlinsonCJ or by e-mail at ctomlinson(at)breitbart.com.


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