Swedish police test DNA in serial shooter case

AP News
Posted: Oct 25, 2010 9:58 AM
Swedish police test DNA in serial shooter case

Swedish police are analyzing DNA from a man they believe could be behind a series of shootings against people with immigrant backgrounds.

Investigators say they believe the same shooter is responsible for more than a dozen shootings that have killed one person and wounded eight in the southern city of Malmo since October last year.

Police spokeswoman Cindy Schonstrom-Larsson said Monday that experts were analyzing DNA retrieved from a scuffle between the suspected shooter and a Malmo shopkeeper over the weekend. The analysis will take up to a week.

Investigators believe the gunman is between 20 and 40 years old and is using a large-caliber handgun.