January 25, 2023
DIS is monitoring a string of gang-related violent incidents that have recently occurred in Stockholm. It has been reported in local news that shootings and detonations have taken place over the past couple of weeks.
Local authorities do not believe that there is an elevated risk to the general public. The U.S. Embassy in Sweden has not issued an alert or any guidance for U.S. citizens.
According to local authorities, all incidents have been targeted attacks towards people that have close ties and relationships to rivalry gangs, which have been fighting over control of the drug market in Northern Sweden. While this situation is ongoing, some weapons have been seized and several arrests have been made in the past few days.
For more information, listen to this audio news report from Radio Sweden. Stay updated to the ongoing situation by following Radio Sweden or The Local.
DIS staff will continue to monitor the situation and we will inform you if the recommendations from local or U.S. authorities change. As a reminder, you should review the emergency assistance information on the DIS Stockholm website.
We understand that this may cause heightened emotions, and want to remind you that our Care Team is available to support you. You may contact them by emailing email@example.com or by making an appointment through the DIS Navigate app.