It was just before 5 pm on Sunday that the two young boys outside the department store Börjes were at Storgatan in Tingsryd.
They have both become threatened by a man who also turned out to be armed. The man threatened to kill them and then released several shots next to the children, writes the police on his website.
A man of the 1930s was arrested later in the evening and suspected of grossly illegal threats and gross crimes of violence. The arrest took place in Tingsryd and at the same address the police executed the search warrant. Special search dogs for weapons are requested.
It is unclear whether the man has used a sharp weapon or a different type.