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Man Shot to Death in Reykjavík

By Yelena

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Photo: A screenshot from RÚV. Investigators at the scene of the crime.

A man in his 30s was shot to death in east Reykjavík on Saturday night. One man is in custody in relation to the incident. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Reykjavík Capital Area Police received notice of an injured man in east Reykjavík at 11.57pm on Saturday night. Response teams attempted to revive the man on the scene and later transported him to the National University Hospital. He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

A notice from police stated that injuries caused by firearms were found on the man’s body. An investigation is ongoing and was stated to be a “top priority” for police.

Vísir reports that the victim was an Albanian national and resident of Iceland. He was married to an Icelandic woman and they were expecting their second child. The suspect in custody is a foreign national. The death is believed to be connected to some sort of “settlement” in the criminal underworld, according to Vísir.

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