Popular 19-year-old Swedish rapper, Einar has been killed a 12 months after he was kidnapped by a rival.
The late rapper is considered one of Sweden’s hottest singers and was shot useless in Stockholm final night time.
Einar, 19, whose actual identify was Nils Gronberg, was killed within the upmarket Stockholm suburb of Hammarby Sjostad, and no arrests had been made thus far.
It comes three months after rival rapper Yasin was jailed for 10 months for masterminding a foiled plot to kindap Einar, who was then tied up and crushed in a flat weeks later in an assault involving one other Swedish rapper Haval Khalil.
Sweden has recently been affected by gang-violence.
It has gone from having one of many lowest charges of gun crime in Europe to struggling one of many highest over the previous 20 years.
Responding to the killing of Einar Prime Minister Stefan Lofven advised TT: “A young life has been extinguished, and I understand that he meant a lot to many young people. It is tragic.”
Gronberg, who made his debut at 16, issued 4 albums, had tens of tens of millions of streams on music platforms and gained a number of Swedish Grammys and different awards.
Last 12 months, he was kidnapped and crushed up by rival rappers with ties to a Stockholm crime gang.
Several individuals, together with Yasin Byn, one other of Sweden’s most profitable rappers, got jail phrases for his or her function within the kidnapping.
Johan Forsell, regulation and order spokesperson for the principle Moderates opposition get together, mentioned it was time to place an finish to gang violence in Sweden.
“The limits of what can be accepted in a civilized country have been passed a very long time ago,” he wrote on (*19*). “We need action not words to turn the tide and get Sweden in order.”