UPDATE: POLICE FIND AUTOMATIC RIFLE WEAPON USED TO MURDER EDDIE MOUSSA AND HIS BROTHER
The Swedish Assyriska football team is in mourning today after one of their players and his brother were shot dead at a cafe in Sweden on Thursday.
Eddie Moussa, 26 was gunned down along with his brother at a busy cafe in the Swedish city of Sodertalje which is south of Stockholm. Another man who is believed to be a close friend of the player was also shot and is in a stable condition.
Police say more than 15 people witnessed the double murder, when gunmen stormed the premises with automatic weapons and opened fire.
Police are searching for three men who had escaped the scene on a scooter. The scooter has since been found set alight at a nearby area. The police spokesman Bjorn Engstrom said “no suspects have yet been identified”.
The Assyriska website has released a public statement saying “Assyriska is in deep mourning and shock after the tragic news that one of our players has passed away, Moussa had played for Assyriska after being trained by its youth activity program from the age of six.
The club president Aydin Aho also said, “I don't find the words to describe him as a person or how we feel in the club right now, he was an incredible guy."
Assyriska has postponed its match with Angelholm FF which was to be held on Thursday.