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Gothenburg shooting victim recovering

AFP, June 18: The condition of a 19-year-old Swedish protestor shot by police during violent protests at a weekend EU summit in Gothenburg has improved and his chances of survival are good, hospital sources said.
Gothenburg shooting victim recovering

Last updated: 18-06-01, 12:03

The condition of a 19-year-old Swedish protestor shot by police during violent protests at a weekend EU summit in Gothenburg has improved and his chances of survival are good, hospital sources said.

His condition has improved in the past 24 hours ... (and) his chances of survival are good," Sahlgrenska Hospital chief medical officer Mr Stefan Lundin said.

The young man, whose name has not been disclosed, remains in intensive care on a respirator after a police bullet hit his liver, kidney and aorta during protests Friday.

He has undergone "long hours of surgery" since the shooting and "has lost a lot of blood", Mr Lundin said.

The man was one of three people being treated for gunshot wounds after a policeman opened fire during Friday's running battles with anti-EU and anti-globalisation demonstrators on the streets of Gothenburg.

The two other casualties, a Swede and a German, were only slightly injured, hospital officials said.

A police officer who felt threatened by the rampaging crowd opened fire and injured all three, according to Gothenburg police.

AFP
 
 

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