Two people were killed and 14 injured in a shooting at a nightclub and surrounding streets in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Saturday.
Police told reporters that a suspect, believed to be the sole criminal, had been arrested. Public broadcaster NRK reported that the suspect’s officers knew he was not cooperating with the police.
Police spokesman Torrey Burstead told the newspaper that the scene of the crime stretched from a London pub through a neighboring club to a nearby street, where the suspect was captured minutes after the shooting began in the early hours of Saturday. afternposten,
The London Pub is a popular gay bar and nightclub in the center of Oslo.
“I saw a man approaching with a bag, he picked up the gun and started shooting,” said public broadcaster journalist Olav Rönberg. NRK informed of.
It was not immediately clear what the motive for the attack was.
Oslo is due to hold its annual Pride Parade later on Saturday, marking 50 years since Norway abolished a law criminalizing gay sex.
The attack was “a horrific and deeply shocking attack on innocent people,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said in a statement to the Norwegian news agency. ntb, “We do not yet know what is behind this horrific act, but to the queer people who are scared and in mourning, I want to say that we stand with you.”
Police said two people have been confirmed dead and around 14 people have been taken to hospital, many of whom are seriously injured.
Photos published by the newspaper VG, the broadcaster NRK and others showed a large gathering of emergency responders, including police and ambulance personnel, outside a London pub.
Helicopters hovered over central Oslo, while ambulances and police car sirens were heard across the city.
Oslo University Hospital said it was on red alert after the shooting.