Shooting: Västerås, 8 days ago

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

Map, crime scene

Bäckby Kyrka Västerås municipality

Open location in Google maps

Diagram som visar hur stor andel av skjutningarna som ägt rum vid olika tider på dygnet

The shooting took place on .

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

This year to date 6 shooting incidents have been reported in Västerås. The most recent ones this year, except for this one, took place on Sun, 21 May 2023 (Shooting at a residential property in the district of Skiljebo) and Sat, 29 Apr 2023 (Boy aged 15 and man aged 25 injured after shooting at each other on Skallberget in Västerås).

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, 8 days ago: 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