19-year-old Nils Kurt Erik “Einar” Grönberg was shot dead at night in a residential area in Hammarby Sjöstad in the south of Stockholm. This was reported by the newspaper “Expressen”, the broadcaster SVT and several other Swedish media outlets on Friday.
Stockholm police refused to confirm the victim’s name upon request. She spoke in a message that night only of one man who had succumbed to his injuries. A murder investigation has been launched – but no one has yet been arrested. Sweden has had problems with gang crime for a long time, which repeatedly shows up in shootings. In his Swedish homeland, Einár is a name that has gained notoriety well beyond the hip-hop scene. He had his breakthrough in 2019 with the song “Katten i trakten” (The cat in the area). In the same year he was the most popular artist on Spotify in Sweden, as SVT had reported – in front of international stars like the late DJ Avicii and pop stars like Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish.
The young Swede liked to show off his wealth and also attracted a lot of negative reactions, as can be seen in the comments under his Instagram posts.