Bygdeå suspect shot at second car

The father and his four-year-old son were not the only ones shot during Monday's drama. VK now reveals that another car was hit. The driver escaped unharmed and is thankful it didn't end worse. "You never think that someone is going to shoot at you. I was convinced it was just a problem with the engine."

Foto: Veronika Åström/VK

Bygdeå2023-08-03 16:29

On Monday, a man in his 20s fired several shots at passing cars, hitting a man and his four-year-old son.

Now it appears that more people were shot at, VK reports.

One woman, who spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity, was on her way home from visiting a relative when the shots rang out.

– I came by car and was about to turn, and then the engine made a terrible noise. I thought, "Oh my God, what's happening to the engine?" It kept revving over and over, so I slowed down to see what was happening.

Because the woman was so close to home, she carefully pulled into the driveway and parked.

The next day, when she walked out into the yard, she saw the damage to her car.

– Then I noticed that there were several bullet holes in the car. They were in the front, one in the headlight and the other three in the radiator. I called the police immediately, she said.

The police later questioned the woman and confiscated the car.

Luckily, she escaped without physical injury.

She still struggles to understand what happened on Monday night.

– You never think that someone is going to shoot at you. I was convinced it was just a problem with the engine. It's a little hard to take it all in.

At the same time, she feels more for the father and son in the other car that was shot at.

– I am just grateful. I think more about what could have happened to that little boy. There were no injuries, so I'm fine, you have to be thankful that nothing more serious happened, she says.

The man who was later shot by police had to be treated in intensive care for his injuries. He was later questioned and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The man denies the crime, according to prosecutor Andreas Nyberg.