Published 2023-09-24 20:44
Erik Viiri, a 71-year-old man, was tragically shot and killed inside Mulligan’s pub in Sandviken. The incident occurred when an assailant entered the pub and opened fire. Eyewitnesses described Erik as a calm, funny, and humorous person.
It was later revealed that the shots were actually intended for someone else. The police stated that the intended target was a man in his 20s, who was also inside the pub and unfortunately died from the gunshot wounds.
Erik, who was blind, was well-liked and known for his kindness and sense of humor. Several people spoke to Aftonbladet, expressing their sadness over his untimely death. The owner of the pub described Erik as a regular and a friend, emphasizing the close-knit community that had formed within the establishment.
The shooting resulted in the injury of two additional individuals, a man in his 45s and a woman in her 20s who worked at Mulligans. The woman was hit in the knee and is currently receiving medical treatment.
As of now, no arrests have been made in connection to the double murder. The police are actively searching for a lone gunman described as wearing dark clothing. The motive for the shooting is still unclear, with authorities speculating that it may involve a personal conflict.
The chairman of the municipal board, Peter Kärnström, expressed his anger and disbelief at the horrific incident. He condemned the act of violence, stating his frustration that such an act could occur in one of Sandviken’s beloved establishments.
Erik Viiri’s relatives have given permission for Aftonbladet to publish his name and picture as they mourn the loss of their loved one.
The investigation into the shooting at Mulligan’s pub in Sandviken continues, with the hope of identifying and apprehending the responsible gunman.