"We have received several reports of a shooting in Trelleborg", the police spokesman had explained earlier, according to British daily the Express.
An unspecified number of people have been apprehended for questioning, the police said, and a special division responsible for dealing with serious crime is now investigating.
Trelleborg, known for its past gang violence, is located 33 kilometres south of Malmo and 64kms southeast of Copenhagen, Denmark.
'When we arrived at the scene, several people with gunshot injuries were found.
"There were many shots". It's packed with police cars in the street'.
Reports of gunman opening fire on civilians in Trelleborg, Sweden.
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"There are four people who have been hospitalised in Malmö and Lund".
A local resident told local media: "There were many shots".
"We are blocking certain areas and will conduct a technical survey", Bratt said.
Witnesses reportedly said they heard a "loud bang" in the area.
An eyewitness to Swedish official news agency, TT, said he heard six gunshots and saw many people fleeing environment.
"Right now, it's locked off", he tells local media.