Murderer was waiting, wife and child were inside
Shot several times with a handgun
One Icelander is in custody and the other six are all foreign citizens, including from Lithuania and Albania. All are suspected of playing a role in the murder.
The victim, 33-year-old Armando Beqirai, was shot several times, including in the neck, outside his home on Rauðagerði, Reykjavík, just before midnight on Saturday. He was returning home and it is believed the murderer was waiting for him there. His pregnant wife and young child were inside their home when the murder took place.
House searches around Iceland
The police believe the shooter is among the seven in custody but refuse to give details on how the other suspects are thoguht to be linked to the crime.
Between 10 and 20 properties have been searched, including in the capital, South Iceland, and North Iceland. Evidence, including small items and a motor vehicle, has been confiscated.
The case is reportedly one of the biggest and most complicated in recent years and officers are working to establish links between all involved, what the motive for the killing was, and whether the murder was planned, or even carried out on the orders of others. The investigation is progressing reasonably well, a police source says.