The rapper Swiss Einar, whose real name is Nils Kurt Erik Einar Grönberg was murdered this thursday night. This event has shocked the Scandinavian country, which is facing a wave of reckoning.
Thus, the crime it happened after a series of assaults, kidnappings and criminal cases in recent years illustrating the growing violence on the small stage of Swedish "gangsta rap", sometimes linked to a criminal gangs nebula. Thus, the singer ended up being riddled with gunshots on a street in the residential neighborhood of Hammarby Sjöstad, near the center of Stockholm.
The account of the events
The police received shooting notices around eleven o'clock at night in that district and, when the emergency services found the singer, seriously injured, they tried to save him but ended up dying right thereTowe Hagg, a spokesman for the Stockholm police, told AFP.
Likewise, the security forces have announced that they have open an investigation by murder. "I understand that it meant a lot to many young people. It is tragic that one more life has been lost," said outgoing Prime Minister Stefan Löfven from Brussels.
Pain and support on social media
Immediately, thousands of followers and friends of the rapper filled the social networks of pain messages. "Einar was a true brother to me and I will miss him very much. We had just released our first album last week and it seems very strange to me since I spoke with him just a day ago," wrote producer Trobi on his account. Instagram.
"The 'Nisse' (short for Nils) that I had the honor of meeting was a loving boy, that's how I will remember you forever "said singer Victor Leksell in his social networks.
The rapper Einar began to become very popular in 2019 with his song "Katten i trakten" ("The cat in the sector), with which he climbed to the first place in the lists of Sweden, where he received several awards.
The artist composed many of his songs about the delinquency, the drugs and the weapons. And, the young rapper maintained an open conflict with another star of the rap local Yasin, sentenced in July to 10 months in prison for the failed attempt to kidnap Einar in 2020. Thus, during the kidnapping, the teenager was notably beaten, robbed, photographed in humiliating conditions and subjected to blackmail, according to the Swedish justice .
Also, another rapper, Haval Khalil, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in this case, for complicity in the kidnapping and theft, but the case is currently on appeal. According to public radio SR, Einar had to testify before the first instance, but he never appeared, so he was called again next week.
In addition, the artist, who was under protection measures, was suspected of being involved in a knife attack at a restaurant in central Stockholm a few days ago, Swedish media reported. Also in 2019, another Swedish rapper, the lesser known Rozh Shamal, was killed in a Stockholm suburb.
Reckoning in Sweden
In recent years Sweden has faced a wave of reckoning and deadly shootings attributed to gangsters. And, as of October 15, 40 people had been killed this year in 273 shootings in this country of 10.3 million people. In 2020, 47 people died, from 366 incidents.