Gun shots in real life sound very different from gunshots in movies. If your only experience with guns is seeing them on TV, I can understand why there might be some confusion. After all, you hardly expect to start hearing gunshots, right?Guess they never heard gunshots before. Oh well, natural selection at work then.
Edit: Where did this incident take place?
Anyway, so this letter mentioned Osama Bin Laden. Any more details? Was he for or against? I'm guessing if this was a Swedish nationalist who's just sick of this shit, the news would screeching their lungs out about it. The vague details suggest it was probably just another kebab delivery.