2 killed, 14 wounded in Norway nightclub shooting | CBC News


Two individuals have been killed and 14 wounded on Saturday in a capturing at a nightclub and in close by streets in Norway’s capital Oslo, Norwegian police mentioned.

A suspect believed to be the only perpetrator was apprehended, police advised reporters.

The crime scene prolonged from the London Pub through a neighbouring membership and onward to a close-by avenue the place the suspect was apprehended a couple of minutes after the capturing started, police spokesperson Tore Barstad advised newspaper Aftenposten.

The London Pub is a well-liked homosexual bar and nightclub within the centre of Oslo.

Satisfaction parade slated for Saturday

Barstad mentioned the motive was not instantly identified and that it wasn’t clear whether or not the capturing had any connection to the Satisfaction parade that was to be held Saturday in Oslo.

“Police are involved with the organizers of the Satisfaction occasion this Saturday. There shall be a steady evaluation of what measures police ought to take to guard that occasion and whether or not this incident has a connection to Satisfaction in any respect,” Barstad advised reporters.

Police collect on the website of the mass capturing. (Javad Parsa/NTB/The Related Press)

Olav Roenneberg, a journalist from Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, mentioned he witnessed the capturing.

“I noticed a person arrive on the website with a bag. He picked up a weapon and began capturing,” Roenneberg advised NRK. “First I assumed it was an air gun. Then the glass of the bar subsequent door was shattered and I understood I needed to run for canopy.”

Hospital on crimson alert

Some 14 individuals have been taken to hospital, a number of with extreme accidents, police mentioned.

Images printed by newspaper VG, broadcaster NRK and others confirmed a big gathering of emergency responders outdoors the pub, together with police and ambulance employees.

Helicopters hovered above central Oslo whereas ambulance and police automobile sirens have been heard throughout town.

Oslo’s college hospital mentioned it had gone on crimson alert following the capturing.

Norway skilled one of many worst mass shootings in Europe in 2011 when a right-wing extremist killed 69 individuals on the island of Utoya after setting off a bomb in Oslo that left eight useless. 

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