Man jailed for life over shootings

Sat, Nov 24, 2012, 00:00

A gunman who shot dead two people during a string of attacks on “foreign-looking” people in Sweden was jailed for life yesterday in a region still traumatised by the 2011 massacres by Norwegian Anders Breivik.

The attacks by Peter Mangs (40) spread fear in the southern city of Malmo, where about 30 per cent of people come from immigrant backgrounds.

“The crimes which Peter Mangs committed are characterised by extreme ruthlessness and a complete lack of empathy for other people,” the judges said in a statement.

Mangs was found guilty in July of shooting dead a Swedish-born woman who was sitting next to an immigrant friend in a car.

He was also convicted of murdering an Iranian-born man by shooting him in his apartment. – (Reuters)