Shortly before the Pride Parade in Oslo, two people were killed and several injured by gunfire in a nightclub popular with gay people. A suspect is in custody. The police are investigating on suspicion of terrorism.
After the fatal shooting in a nightclub in the Norwegian capital Oslo, the police are investigating suspected terrorism. This was announced by the authority according to reports from the Norwegian media.
Two people were killed and at least 21 injured, ten seriously. During the night, the police arrested a suspect near the scene of the crime. According to the broadcaster NRK, the investigators are assuming a single perpetrator. This is already known to the police.
According to the Aftenposten newspaper, the Londoner Pub nightclub where the shots were fired is located on a popular street in central Oslo. Civilians helped arrest the suspect, the newspaper reported, citing the police.
Panic in the nightclub
The arrested person has not yet commented. The police searched his apartment, reported the Norwegian broadcaster NRK. Firearms were used in the attack, two of which were seized.
A reporter who was an eyewitness said he saw a man with a bag approach the scene, took a gun and started shooting. There was a panic in the nightclub, the station quoted another eyewitness as saying.