Shooting in Swedish town - several injured in different locations

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Multiple shootings at different locations broken out in the center of a town on the southern coast of Sweden on Thursday night, and police were reporting several people injured.

Police spokesman Fredrik Bratt said: 'We have received several reports of a shooting in Trelleborg.

"Four people have been hospitalised in Malmö and Lund", authorities said in an update 45 minutes after the shooting but were unable to confirm the severity of their injuries.

Trelleborg, known for its past gang violence, is located 33 kilometres south of Malmo and 64kms southeast of Copenhagen, Denmark.

4 people were injured in city of Trelleborg in Sweden. Residents have been advised by law enforcement to avoid the central part of the town. But we are at the scene and investigating'.

There is no official word from the authorities regarding the suspect, whether there is more than one shooter or if anyone has been detained.

'We are blocking certain areas and will conduct an investigation.

"It's packed with police cars in the street".

Witnesses reportedly said they heard a "loud bang" in the area. A forensics team and canine unit have been sent to the scene.