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Lawyer Who Represented A$AP Rocky Shot In Head And Chest

A Swedish lawyer who represented American rapper A$AP Rocky in an assault case was shot on Friday morning in Stockholm.

Mia Edwall Insulander, the secretary general of the Swedish Bar Association, confirmed to CBS News the victim is Henrik Olsson Lilja.

A Stockholm police spokeswoman wouldn't confirm the victim's identity to CBS News but said one person was shot and wounded in a Stockholm apartment complex and a suspect has been arrested.

Insulander said Lilja is alive and in the hospital, but didn't have further word on his condition.

Lilja first represented the rapper following a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm, but was reportedly replaced by another legal team before the trial.

A$Ap Rocky's Swedish lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja. Photo: CBS News.

Several people were taken into custody for questioning and one was later arrested by prosecutors, according to Stockholm police. Sweden's Expressen newspaper reports the suspect arrested is also a senior lawyer, a woman who had previously been banned from contacting him.

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A witness told the paper the shooter was a man who wrestled with the victim before opening fire. Prosecutors told the paper the person arrested -- reportedly the woman -- is suspected of instigating attempted murder. It wasn't immediately clear whether the man who allegedly opened fire is also in custody.

The witness told the paper the lawyer was bleeding but conscious. He was shot in the head and chest, the paper reports.

A$AP Rocky. Photo: Getty Images.

Swedish police said on their website the shooting is being investigated as attempted murder. They say it's an "isolated incident with no known connection to recent violent crimes."

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was convicted of assault after the June brawl.

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He had pleaded self-defense and said he had tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who he said were persistently following his entourage. One of them picked a fight with a bodyguard, Mayers said during his trial.

On August 14, Mayers and the bodyguards were given "conditional sentences" for the assault convictions, meaning they won't serve prison time unless they commit a similar offense in Sweden again.