Mass shooting in Norway leaves multiple casualties


Police stand guard at the site of a mass shooting in Oslo, early Saturday, June 25, 2022 ©  Javad Parsa / NTB via AP

The deadly shooting was staged in several places in the Norwegian capital

A suspect is in police custody after shooting more than a dozen people in a deadly attack in Oslo, Norway, local law enforcement agencies said, noting that at least two people were killed and 14 others were injured in the attack.

The riots began around 1:00 a.m. local time near several bars and nightclubs in Oslo, with the shooter reportedly stopping in three places to shoot passers-by. The city's police confirmed that two people were killed and three seriously injured as a result of the shooting, and local media reported that at least 12 people were slightly injured.

others received minor injuries.

Police spokesman Tore Barstad later clarified that so far all the evidence "indicates that only one person committed this act," after reports that several people could have participated in the shooting. Officers received the first reports of the incident around 1:14 a.m., and the suspect was detained within five minutes, he added.

Although the attacker's motives remain unclear, the attack took place outside an LGBT club in Oslo just hours before the start of a major annual Pride march, prompting media speculation that they may be related. The identity of the shooter has not yet been established.

According to journalist Olaf Roenneberg, who works for the public broadcaster NRK and was present at the start of the shooting, the shooter came "with a bag" in his hands, then took out a weapon and opened fire on the vacationers.