Swedish rapper Einar shot dead in suspected gang-related attack

Asia's Tech News Daily

One of Sweden’s most popular rappers has been shot and killed in Stockholm, further fuelling public anger over a deadly wave of gang-related violence that has hit the country in recent years.

Swedish rapper Einar shot dead in suspected gang-related attack
© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Henrik Montgomery/AP

Einar, 19, whose full name was Nils Kurt Erik Einar Gronberg, was Sweden’s most streamed artist on Spotify in 2019 and released three chart-topping albums, winning several Swedish Grammys and other music awards.

He was shot multiple times outside an apartment building in the southern Stockholm suburb of Hammarby Sjöstad shortly before 11pm on Thursday. Police have opened a murder investigation and are looking for at least two suspects.

“We are actively working to figure why it happened and who can be behind it,” Ola Osterling, a Stockholm police spokesperson, told the national news agency TT.

The Swedish public broadcaster SVT cited unnamed sources as saying the killing was gang-related and that Einar had been due to testify in a case against the so-called Vårby gang next week. He had reportedly received death threats in recent months.

Police said CCTV footage from two surveillance cameras was being analysed, but declined to comment on possible motives. The Aftonbladet newspaper said the rapper was shot multiple times from a distance of about 1.5 metres and was hit in the chest.

Einar, whose breakthrough single Katten i trakten (The Cat in the Area) reached number one in the Swedish singles chart when he was 16, often referenced a life of crime, including drugs and weapons, in his songs. He had several convictions for assault, drug offences and drink-driving.

Last April he was kidnapped, beaten up and blackmailed for 3m Swedish kronor (about £250,000) by members of the Vårby gang, who had enlisted a rival rapper, Haval Khalil, to help lure him to a flat in the Swedish capital.

Weeks earlier, the same gang had tried and failed to abduct Einar at a Stockholm music studio using another rapper, Yasin, Sweden’s artist and hip-hop artist of the year in 2020, as the bait.

In July this year a court sentenced Khalil to two and a half years in prison for aiding and abetting a kidnapping. Yasin, 23, whose full name is Yasin Mahamoud, was given a 10-month term for conspiracy to kidnap. Both deny the charges and are appealing.

The sentences came as part of a broader case involving the Vårby gang, 27 of whose members were convicted of serious crimes including murder, attempted murder, robbery, extortion, abduction and drug and firearm offences.

Sweden has seen a wave of gang violence over several years. A report this year said it was the only European country where fatal shootings had risen significantly since 2000, going from one of the lowest rates of gun violence on the continent to one of the highest in less than a decade.

Swedish rapper Einar shot dead in suspected gang-related attack
© Photograph: Henrik Montgomery/AP Einar was Sweden’s most streamed artist on Spotify in 2019 and won several Swedish Grammys and other music awards.

The Social Democrat prime minister, Stefan Lofven, speaking in Brussels where he was attending an EU summit, said he understood that Einar “meant a lot to many young people. It is tragic that another young life has been extinguished.”

Johan Forsell, the law and order spokesperson for the main opposition Moderates party, said the “limits of what can be accepted in a civilised country” had been surpassed “a very long time ago. We need action, not words, to turn the tide and get Sweden in order.”

Annie Lööf, the leader of the Centre party, tweeted: “Once again a young person’s life is extinguished due to gang violence. Once again parents must bury their own child. We are many who mourn, who have had enough of the senseless violence, and want to see gang crime fought.”

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

TNS Entertainment Budget for Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

Updated at 4 p.m. ET (2100 UTC). Adds TICK-TICK-BOOM-MOVIE-REVIEW:DTN, STAGE-BROADWAY-DIANA-MUSICAL-REVIEW:NY, GHOSTBUSTERS-AFTERLIFE-MOVIE-REVIEW:DTN, TV-TIGERKING-MISSING:PT, MUS-MENDES-CABELLO:LA, VID-TIGER-KING-2-BASKIN:LA, TV-911-DUNBAR-CORONAVIRUS-VACCINE:NY, TV-METZ-COLUMN:TB, HOUSTON-FESTIVAL-DEATHS-LAWSUIT:BLO, VID-SORT-OF-REVIEW:TB TOP STORIES How Lin-Manuel Miranda resurrected an unfinished one-man show as a ... Read more »

Jake Gyllenhaal's New Girlfriend Is a 25-Year-Old Model—Here's How She Compares to His Exes

© Evan Agostini/Invision/AP. It’s always a special occasion when we get a glimpse at Jake Gyllenhaal‘s girlfriend—especially when you consider how notoriously private the South Paw actor is been about his ... Read more »

Twitter artist designs Nashville Predators jerseys for hypothetical 'Dolly Parton Night'

What’s more Nashville, Dolly Parton or the Predators? A Twitter user is combining the two … and the person got the attention of the Preds.  User @arsonandhockey on Twitter, is ... Read more »

R&B Royalty Gamble & Huff Celebrate 50 Years of Philadelphia International Records With Harlem Live Event & New Remixes

Andy McGrath,Chuck Gamble, Paige Barton,Caliph Gamble and Rob Santos On Wednesday night (Nov. 17), the legacy of renowned R&B songwriting duo Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, known in the music ... Read more »

Oceanside Museum Of Art Live Models + Burger Themed Exhibition

OCEANSIDE, CA — The Oceanside Museum of Art is holding an Exhibition Celebration this Saturday to celebrate the opening of five of the museum’s newest exhibitions. © Katie Sanderson Oceanside ... Read more »

Jason Sudeikis Spoofs ‘Ted Lasso' In New Foo Fighters Music Video ‘Love Dies Young'

© Foo Fighters YouTube Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis does some freelance coaching in the new Foo Fighters music video for “Love Dies Young,” a song from the band’s latest ... Read more »

Why It Feels So Damn Good to Blast Adele and Taylor Swift and Ugly Cry

© Provided by Shape Getty Images If you’re on any form of social media, you might have noticed that when Taylor Swift dropped her album Red (Taylor’s Version) on November ... Read more »

Spain Loosens Visa Rules, Ushering Back U.K. Artists

Van Morrison performs at the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza MADRID — British acts, and artists from other countries, are set to return to Spain after the government agreed to remove an ... Read more »

Watch our Audacy Check In with Sting

It’s been five years since Sting last released a studio album, but that’s all about to change. © Provided by Audacy Sting Join us for an Audacy Check In with ... Read more »

$2 billion Astroworld lawsuit by Thomas J. Henry names Travis Scott, Drake among defendants

San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry says he’s representing nearly 300 people in a massive $2 billion lawsuit following the Astroworld tragedy that left 10 people dead and hundreds injured.  The ... Read more »

Mel Brooks Says Life After Wife Anne Bancroft's Death 'Is Not Easy': 'She Always Believed in Me'

Since launching his enduring career, Mel Brooks has won an Oscar, four Emmys, three Grammys and three Tonys and has written and directed some of Hollywood’s most beloved screen comedies, ... Read more »

Bank of America recognizes Memphis non-profit theatre on community contributions

The Hattiloo Theatre has been a part of Memphis since 2006 and has worked with the community to entertain and teach while becoming a resource for Black artists. Through the ... Read more »

'Ready to be destroyed': Fans are ready for new Adele, Taylor albums — and 'Sad Girl Autumn'

Summer is over. Temperatures have dropped. The leaves have changed colors. And as the pumpkin spice lattes have returned, so, too, has the concept of “Sad Girl Autumn.” © Provided ... Read more »

Tyson Foods to Donate More than 14,000 Pounds of Protein in Little Rock

© Provided by KATV Little Rock/Pine Bluff According to a spokesperson from Tyson Foods, they will donate 14,000 pounds of protein at a community donation event on Friday, November, 19.  ... Read more »

Jennifer Lopez Is Open to Getting Married Again: ‘I Still Believe in Happily Ever After'

© NBC, Getty Images After calling off her engagement to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez isn’t giving up on the idea of marriage. While promoting her new movie Marry Me, which ... Read more »

2021 American Music Awards Performers: Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak to Open Show as Silk Sonic

© CBS / Recording Academy Even more star power is expected at the 2021 American Music Awards! On Thursday, it was announced that Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, who just dropped their ... Read more »

Original (2013) PS4

The PS5 might now be the latest and greatest PlayStation console on the market but the original PS4 still offers a fantastic gaming experience. © Provided by TechRadar PS4 If ... Read more »

Farina ‘Honored' to Be Only Female Performer Up for Best Urban Song at 2021 Latin Grammys

Farina Farina will take center stage at the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday night (Nov. 18), where she will join Gloria Estefan and more artists for a new rendition ... Read more »

Driving you nuts: Song lyrics

Don’t you just hate it when you can almost remember something, but then it slips away? And then it nags at you until you get it settled? Well, we’re here ... Read more »

Adele Hints At Possible Future Collabs: "Definitely a Muscle I Need to Learn How to Exercise"

Could it be? Will we finally see Adele team up with other artists? Reports recently stated that the 30 singer has joined forces with Chris Stapleton for an “Easy on ... Read more »

Woodland declares Small Business Saturday, encourages local support during holiday season

The Woodland City Council declared Saturday, Nov. 27 “Small Business Saturday” as a recognition of the community’s continued commitment to small business success. © Provided by Woodland The Daily Democrat ... Read more »

These Are the Most Popular Celebrity Couples in Every State

Celebrity couples have long had a way of captivating the attention of adoring fans as they follow their every milestone. From first dates to engagements to breakups, fans find enjoyment ... Read more »

Light Up: Willie Nelson to Receive 2021 Clio Cannabis Lifetime Achievement Award

Willie Nelson Willie Nelson has rightly received many lifetime achievement awards, including one from the Recording Academy in 1999, another from the Country Music Association in 2012 (which named the ... Read more »

A 2-year-old reviews ‘Beyond Van Gogh,' opening Friday in Portland

Immersive van Gogh exhibits are everywhere and on Friday, Portland will get its own version of the show when “Beyond Van Gogh” opens at the Oregon Convention Center. © Lizzy ... Read more »

Downers Grove Students To Perform In London New Year's Day Parade

DOWNERS GROVE, IL — Students from Downers Grove North High School were invited Wednesday to perform at the 2023 New Year’s Day Parade and Choral Festival in London. © Community ... Read more »

Ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro worked with a variety of music legends and he's still in awe of them

There are four things Jake Shimabukuro loves: strumming his ukulele, connecting with people, his home of Hawaii and the holidays. Now, he’s combining them for a festive show, “Christmas in ... Read more »

Lil Nas X Finds Himself in a Scandalous Love Triangle With His Real-Life Ex on 'The Maury Show'

© Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards Is Lil Nas X the drama? He just might be! The Montero rapper (born Montero Lamar Hill) made an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of The Maury Show, ... Read more »

Oregon flavor on our screens: Recent and upcoming TV shows and movies with local connections

Whether it’s rooting for a Portlander who competes on “Jeopardy!” or noticing local spots turn up in a TV series, there’s something satisfying about watching a show or movie that ... Read more »

'Black in Sac' 11/18/21: Thanksgiving donation drives, art, music and wine tasting

Nov. 18—The “Black in Sac” event list was created to elevate the region’s Black creators, owners and organizers as they help shape the identity of the “city of trees.” We’re ... Read more »

Academy of Country Music Awards Sets Date for 2022

ACM Awards logo The 57th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will take place Monday, March 7, 2022 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. This year, as previously reported, the ... Read more »

7 things to do near Bradenton this weekend: Revamped brewery opens, holiday fairs and more

Nov. 18—Another autumn weekend is just around the corner. If you still need plans, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a hand-picked guide to fun times around Bradenton and Sarasota this ... Read more »

Remembering Young Dolph, a Rapper of Uncommon Generosity

© Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images It’s not unusual for stories of charitable goodwill or kind interactions with fans to flood social media when a beloved celebrity passes, but so ... Read more »

Live Nation, Apple, Travis Scott Sued for $2 Billion Over Astroworld Disaster

(Bloomberg) — Live Nation Entertainment Inc., Apple Inc. and U.S. rapper Travis Scott were sued for $2 billion by hundreds of people who say they were injured when a crowd ... Read more »

Luis Fonsi & Myke Towers' ‘Bésame' Hits Top 10 on Latin Airplay Chart

Luis Fonsi Luis Fonsi and Myke Towers’ first collaboration, “Bésame,” climbs 12-8 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated Nov. 20. The single drew 6 million audience impressions, up 9%, in ... Read more »

Tickets on sale for Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest

Tickets go on sale Thursday for the third annual Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, a three-day concert event leading up to the big game and featuring performers Halsey, Machine ... Read more »

A Year of Celebrities in Schiaparelli

© AP Click here to read the full article. Schiaparelli is having quite the year so far. Led by its creative director, Daniel Roseberry, the Italian fashion house has dressed ... Read more »

Jonah Hill to Play Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese's New Grateful Dead Biopic

© Jonah Hill, Jerry Garcia (Getty Images) THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0943 — Pictured: Actor Jonah Hill during an interview on October 11, 2018 — (Photo ... Read more »

Scooter Braun Lists Former Home of John Travolta for $23.95 Million

© Photo: Rachel Luna/Getty Images Scooter Braun bought the home from John Travolta in an off-market deal. High profile music manager Scooter Braun has been quite busy rearranging his real ... Read more »

Viral Phenomenon Erin Kinsey Finds Herself on a Brand-New Road with New Music Video for 'Just Drive'

Up to this point, TikTok star Erin Kinsey has held her budding country music career firmly in her own hands. She’s held the camera and pointed the lens directly toward ... Read more »

J. Lo Would '100 Percent' Get Married Again Amid Ben Affleck Romance

© Provided by US Weekly Jennifer Lopez Says She’s 100 Percent Willing to Get Married Again Amid Ben Affleck Romance Never say never! Jennifer Lopez isn’t ready to give up ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic