Swedish rapper Einár was shot dead, aged 19, outside an apartment complex in southeast Stockholm’s Hammarby sjöstad district on the evening of 21 October 2021. It is believed to be a gang-related targeted killing.
Einár, whose real name was Nils Kurt Erik Einar Grönberg, rose to prominence in Sweden with the 2019 release of his hit single Katten i trakten at the age of 16.
In April 2020, he was kidnapped by members of Vårbynätverket, an organised crime gang in Stockholm, in a plot involving two other Swedish rappers, Yasin Abdullahi Mahamoud (better known as Yasin) and rapper Haval Khalil (known as Haval), who were both convicted and jailed for their involvement. At the time of his murder, Einár was due to testify in a court case against Vårbynätverket a few days later.