More and more children are contacting criminal gangs in Sweden to offer their services as contract killers, the country's police chief said Friday, after three people were murdered in 24 hours.
The Scandinavian country has in recent years been in the grip of a bloody conflict between gangs fighting over arms and drug trafficking. That has escalated with internal fighting within a leading gang.
Apartment buildings and homes across the country are frequently rocked by explosions. Shootings, once limited to disadvantaged areas, have become regular occurrences in public places in the usually tranquil, wealthy country.
"We have a situation where children are themselves contacting criminal gangs" offering to commit murders, Anders Thornberg told journalists.
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