AceShowbiz - Rapper Einar has been shot dead aged 19.
The Swedish star, real name Nils Kurt Erik Einar Gronberg, was shot and killed on Thursday (21Oct21) night in Stockholm, according to multiple reports.
Emergency services were called to assist shortly after 11 pm local time, but it is believed the victim died at the scene close to his apartment. A police investigation is underway but no arrests have been made.
According to MailOnline, Police spokesman Ola Osterling confirmed forensic teams have been hunting for evidence, sharing, "We continue to secure clues and technical evidence with our forensic technicians."
"Several samples will be sent for analysis and are being analysed right now."
Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told the TT news agency, "It is a young life that has been lost, and I understand that he meant a lot to many young people."
"It's tragic that another life has been lost."
The incident comes three months after rival rapper Yasin was jailed for masterminding the foiled plot to kidnap Einar, who was then tied up and beaten in a flat weeks later in an attack involving another Swedish rapper Haval Khalil.
The late star debuted atop the Swedish charts in 2019 and released four hit albums.
Last year, he won Newcomer of the Year and Hip-Hop Artist of the Year at Sweden's prestigious Grammis Awards.