Status: 25.06.2022 07:50
Two people were killed and 14 others injured at a nightclub in Oslo. The suspect was arrested. The club is popular with gays. The Pride parade is to be held in Oslo today.
Two people were killed in a nightclub shooting in the Norwegian capital Oslo. There were also several seriously injured, police in Oslo tweeted.
Shortly after the incident, a person was detained near the crime scene. According to the Norwegian broadcaster NRK, the head of operations, Tore Barstad, said that all indications were that he was a lone perpetrator. There were three seriously injured. 14 people received medical care.
The incident is not classified as terrorist
According to the NRK, there were at least three crime scenes. There was no information about the motive of the incident. The incident is not currently classified as terrorist. Police did not provide information on the age or identity of the detainee. The arrest has not yet spoken. Police searched his house, the NRK said. Firearms were used in the attack, two of which were confiscated, NRK Barstad was quoted as saying.
An eyewitness reporter said he saw a man with a bag coming into place, took a gun and started firing. Panic ensued in the nightclub, the station quoted another eyewitness.
“The most visited gay place in Norway”
The “London Pub” is located on a popular street in central Oslo and is described as “the most visited gay place in Norway”. Aftenposten newspaper, referring to eyewitnesses, said the suspect had been arrested by civilians.
The Pride parade is to be held in Oslo today for the 40th time. The police are currently checking whether the event has any consequences for the event.