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Suspect held over Swedish race shootings


Suspect held over Swedish race shootings

Swedish police have arrested a man in connection with a series of sniper attacks targeting people from immigrant backgrounds.

Suspected of one murder and seven attempted murders, officers said he was detained at his home in Malmo.

“The suspect is 38 years old and is living alone in Malmo,” said Borje Sjoholm of Skane region police. “We got some information from some people that knew about him and then we investigated and questioned a lot of people and then we found him that way.”

Sweden’s third largest city has a substantial immigrant population.

Over the last year, in more than a dozen unsolved shootings, people have been attacked in their cars, through the window of a gym and at bus stops.
One 20-year-old woman was killed.

The suspect, who has a gun licence, denies any wrongdoing.