Man shot at Gothenburg night club

A man was shot at a strip club in central Gothenburg late Friday night, and has been taken to. Sahlgrenska hospital.

The injured man is known by the police.

“It’s a person we’ve been aware of for some time, a man in his thirties,” Lars Tegenfeldt of the Gothenburg police force told newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN).

The shooting occurred just after 2am on the night between Friday and Saturday, at strip club Club Maxim, on central street Andra Långgatan. Two masked men attacked their victim and then ran from the spot.

The man was taken to Sahlgrenska Hospital in an ambulance, where it was concluded that his bullet wounds were not life-threatening.

Police spent the night doing a forensic investigation of the club, but are still trying to ascertain the cause of the fight, and have yet to make any arrests.

“We haven’t got anyone arrested right now. There’s a lot of information we need to process,” said Lars Tegenfeldt to DN.

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Red-green coalition takes power in Gothenburg

The Social Democrats, Green Party and Left Party have managed to oust the right-wing Moderates from power in Gothenburg, despite failing to strike a coalition deal with the Centre Party.

Red-green coalition takes power in Gothenburg

The Social Democrats, Left Party and Green Party will now take over the municipality with Jonas Attenius, group leader for the Social Democrats in the city, becoming the new mayor.

“We three parties are ready to together take responsibility for leading Gothenburg,” Attenius wrote to TT. “I am looking forward immensely to leading Gothenburg in the coming years.” 

The three parties will lead a minority government, with 40 out of 81 mandates, meaning it will dependent on mandates from the Centre Party to pass proposals. 

The three parties had hoped to bring the Centre Party into the coalition, but talks fell apart on Monday,  October 24th. 

“We our going into opposition, but our goal is to be an independent, liberal force, which can negotiate both to the left and to the right,” the party’s group leader in Gothenburg, Emmyly Bönfors told the Göteborgs-Posten newspaper. 

The end of talks in Gothenburg leave the Social Democrats leading coalition governments in all three of Sweden’s major cities, with Karin Wanngård appointed Mayor of Stockholm on October 17th. 

The Social Democrats had unbroken control in Malmö since 1994, after they regained power from the Moderates, who controlled the city from 1991-1994, and also from 1985-1988.