ASAP Rocky's Swedish Lawyer Shot in Head and Chest in Stockholm (UPDATE)

Swedish lawyer Henrik Olssen Lilja, who represented ASAP Rocky during his assault case in the nation, has been injured in a Stockholm shooting.


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UPDATED 9/9, 10:25 a.m. ET: Law partner Björn Rothpfeffer gave a statement about Henrik Olsson Lilja following his shooting late last week. "He is still being treated in hospital and has had surgery. He is now awake and, under the circumstances, well and it is highly likely that he will fully recover. This is of course wonderful news to us," said the lawyer. "Our thoughts are with him and his family."

UPDATED 9/6, 6:54 p.m. ET: The shooting apparently had nothing to do with ASAP Rocky and was the result of a domestic dispute involving a woman close to Lilja, according to TMZ. The suspect is reportedly in custody.

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Swedish lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja, who first represented ASAP Rocky during his assault case in the nation, has been injured in a Stockholm shooting.

As Forbes reports, Lilja was shot in the chest and head on Friday by an unnamed male assailant. Lilja reportedly called the police himself and was promptly taken to a hospital. Police have since arrested several suspects for questioning, although as of right now it's being treated as an isolated incident. Witnesses claim to have seen a person attack the lawyer and wrestle him to the ground in a stairwell shortly before he was shot at least twice.

One of the people brought in for questioning is a senior lawyer who was previously banned from contacting Lilja, although it's not clear why exactly that is. Other witnesses said a black SUV fled the scene with police in pursuit shortly after the shooting. As TMZ added, the incident took place just outside an apartment complex where Lilja is believed to reside. 

His current condition is unknown, as is any possible motivation behind the shooting. It is believed that police have yet to capture the man responsible for the attack. Lilja was replaced by another legal team before Rocky's Stockholm trial started. The lawyer has previously represented the likes of Qiao Jianjun, a wanted fugitive in China who has been accused of embezzling millions. 

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