Einar, 19, whose actual identify was Nils Gronberg, was killed within the upmarket Stockholm suburb of Hammarby Sjostad, and no arrests had been made up to now. In a earlier incident final yr, Einar was kidnapped and assaulted by rival rappers.
“A younger life has been extinguished, and I perceive that he meant so much to many younger individuals. It’s tragic,” Prime Minister Stefan Lofven advised TT, Sweden’s nationwide information company.
Gronberg, who made his debut at 16, issued 4 albums, had tens of thousands and thousands of streams on music platforms and gained a number of Swedish Grammys and different awards.
Final yr, he was kidnapped and overwhelmed up by rival rappers with ties to a Stockholm crime gang. A number of 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 primary Moderates opposition get together, stated it was time to place an finish to gang violence in Sweden.
“The boundaries of what will be accepted in a civilized nation have been handed a really very long time in the past,” he wrote on Twitter. “We want motion not phrases to show the tide and get Sweden so as.”
Sweden has suffered gang-violence for years and gone from having one of many lowest charges of gun crime in Europe to having one of many highest over the previous 20 years.