Shooting: Västerås, tuesday 23 may 2023

Street view from crime scene
Loud explosions in Bäckby district. Several people have heard loud gunshot-like bangs in Bäckby. Empty shell casings have been found at a suspected crime scene which has been cordoned off. There is currently no information on any injured persons.
The photo shows the approximate location of the shooting (Bäckby Kyrka, Västerås), based on what is currently known about the event.

Time and location

Bäckby Kyrka, Västerås municipality
6.7 percent of all shootings are carried out between 7 pm and 8 pm.


No one has been reported wounded or killed in this shooting.

2018-2023: Shootings in Västerås municipality per month

Matris: Antal skjutningar per månad i Västerås

Västerås municipality: Other shootings this year

During 2023 took place 8 shooting incidents have been reported in the municipality. The last ones took place Thu, 01 Jun 2023 (One person has been shot at Ica Bäckby) and Tue, 23 May 2023 (Loud explosions in Bäckby district).

Karta med skjutningar markerade

More statistics, map over where in Västerås the shootings have taken place, diagram and list of all shootings in the municiaplity can be found on the overview page for Västerås.

Shooting, Västerås, tuesday 23 may 2023: External references (in Swedish)

  1. BILDEXTRA: Se nya fotona – här träffade skotten – VLT
    VLT, tis 23 maj 2023
  2. Skottlossning i Västerås – tomhylsor hittade
    Omni, tis 23 maj 2023
  3. Skottlossning, Bäckby Västerås (2023-05-23)
    Flashback, tis 23 maj 2023
  4. 23 maj 19:16, Skottlossning, Västerås
    Polisen, tis 23 maj 2023