Two people die in an attack in Norway. The alleged perpetrator opens fire in the nightlife.
Oslo – An attack occurred in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Saturday night (June 25). According to initial findings by the police, a man shot himself in the gay club “London Pub” and a restaurant. Two people died and at least 19 were injured. 14 of them were admitted to hospitals.
Shortly after the crime, emergency services arrested the alleged perpetrator. The police apparently had help from the civilian population: the suspect was probably held by several people. This was reported by the Norwegian newspaper NRK.
Norway: Attack in Oslo – Two dead
According to operations manager Tore Barstad, the police are assuming a single perpetrator. According to the officer on duty, Roger Hjertø, the suspect’s apartment is currently being searched, it said on Saturday night (June 25). The suspect has not yet been questioned. Therefore, there is no information about a possible motive. In the meantime, the emergency services announced that the man is already known to the police.
The above-mentioned club “London Pub” is considered one of the largest meeting places for homosexual people in Oslo. The attack came just hours before the Pride Month celebrations in Norway. Numerous events, including a parade, are planned for Saturday and Sunday (June 27). The police are still checking whether the events can take place. (do with dpa/AFP)
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