Both were detained in early May on suspicion of aggravated weapons offences and attempted murder. The 16-year-old boy was then present during the hearing, while the 26-year-old man was not present as he was still being treated for his injuries in hospital.
The Swedish Prison and Probation Service has conducted a personal investigation of the 26-year-old. It states that he has previously been convicted of, among other things, serious weapons offences and assault and that he was previously part of a criminal network. According to the 26-year-old himself, he has now left the criminal life behind him and he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was shot in April.
"The suspicions against the 16-year-old have been completely dismissed. The suspicions of attempted murder in the case of the 26-year-old have also been dropped. The investigation continues with the aim of investigating whether another person can be suspected of the acts, says prosecutor Jessica Wenna.
Both the 26-year-old and the 16-year-old have always denied all criminal charges.
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Two people have been arrested after the shooting in Västerås. Photo: SVT/Blåljusbilder