November 7th, 2010
09:44 AM ET

Suspect arrested in immigrant shootings in Sweden

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.

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  1. j rob

    Obamas fault

    November 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    "What connects these crimes is that the victims have an immigrant backround" it says. Wow! That narrows it down to 1/2 the worlds population.

    November 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Reynardine Greencastle

    Bad coffee brewing in the precinct. Seasonal affective disorder settling in. Families in dysfunction, and a crazed neo-Nazi terrorizes southern Sweden. In short, another Wallander episode...

    November 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Don

    It's just the natural degeneration of Humanity, nothing new. Much, much more violence and bloodshed coming to a town near you, and me. The reason so many of us don't want to face up to the truth is because Dietz #2500 Jupiter Cold Blast Kerosene LanternAmerica is one of the safest places left. We see it on the tv but denie it's coming here sooner or later. Sad, really.

    November 8, 2010 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Don

    My appologies, I don't know how I screwed up that post so thoroughly!! Please disregard "Dietz #2500 Jupiter Cold Blast Kerosene Lantern"
    Jesus ! Don

    November 8, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. cesar

    @Don. So.

    November 8, 2010 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |