Swedish police have arrested a 38-year-old man suspected in a series of shootings targeting immigrants, they said Sunday.
"The man was arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of murder and attempted murder," lead prosecutor Solveig Wollstad said.
Eight people have been injured and a woman, 20, killed in the shootings which police believe are connected to the gunman, according to CNN's Swedish affiliate TV4.
The fatal shooting took place in October 2009, and the seven attempted murders have been between October last year and October this year, according to police.
"What connects all these crimes is that the victims have an immigrant background," said Borje Sjoholm, a spokesman for the regional criminal division.
Investigators have been interested in the suspect "for some time," Sjoholm said.
"What led to his arrest was good old traditional police work and information from the public," he added.
"There was new information that came to light, which is what made me take the decision to arrest the man," prosecutor Wollstad said.