Swedish police say four people have been wounded in a shooting in Malmo, the country's third-largest city.

Newspaper Expressen says gunmen on motor scooters opened fire Sunday evening on a car they had been chasing through a neighbourhood in southern Malmo.

Police confirmed four people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds and that the gunmen were believed to have fled the scene on the motor scooters. The victims' conditions weren't immediately clear.

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Police investigate after a shooting in the southern part of Malmo, Sweden. (Emil Langvad/EPA)

Police said they were investigating the case as an attempted murder.

Like Sweden's other major cities, Malmo has seen a rise in gun violence in the past decade, often connected to feuds between rival gangs.

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A map of Sweden and Denmark shows the location of Malmo, Sweden's third-largest city, where four people were wounded in a shooting on Sunday. (Google Maps)

Corrections

  • In an earlier version of this story, a photo caption on a map of Sweden said four people were killed in Malmo. In fact, the four people were injured.
    Sep 25, 2016 5:45 PM ET