Two dead and 14 wounded in shooting at Oslo nightclub

Source: news.sky.com : 2022-06-25 02:14:00 :

Two people have been killed and 14 wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Norway’s capital Oslo.

People were shot at a number of places near the London Pub, a popular gay bar and nightclub in the city centre.

According to public broadcaster NRK, there are at least three crime scenes.

Police said that the suspect was arrested in a nearby street a few minutes later.

The shooter’s motive is not clear, although NRK said he was previously known to police.

He is not cooperating with officers but his home has been searched, the broadcaster added.

Journalist Olav Roenneberg, from NRK, said: “I saw a man arrive with a bag, he picked up a gun and started to shoot.

“First I thought it was an air gun, then the glass of the bar next door was shattered and I understood I had to run for cover.”

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre described the attack as “a cruel and deeply shocking on innocent people”.

Task leader Tore Barstad speaks at the site where several people were injured during a shooting outside the London pub in central Oslo, Norway June 25, 2022.
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Tore Barstad

Police to assess possible ‘connection’ to Pride

Oslo is due to hold its annual Pride parade later on Saturday but police spokesman Tore Barstad said it was not known whether this was connected to the shooting.

“Police are in contact with the organisers of the Pride event this Saturday,” he said.

“There will be a continuous assessment of what measures police should take to protect that event and whether this incident has a connection to Pride at all.”

Oslo Pride organisers said on Facebook: “We are shocked and saddened by the tragic incident, and we are following it closely.

“Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.”

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