Two people were killed in a gunshot outside a club popular in the queer scene in the Norwegian capital Oslo. There were also several seriously injured, the police in Oslo tweeted early on Saturday morning. Shortly after the incident, a person was arrested near the crime scene.
According to the Norwegian broadcaster NRK, operations manager Tore Barstad said that everything indicated that it was a lone perpetrator. There were three seriously injured. 19 people received medical care.
There are said to have been at least three crime scenes. The shots were fired in the center of Oslo near the gay club “London Pub” and a jazz club as well as a snack bar. There was no information on the motive for the incident. The incident is currently not classified as terrorist. The police did not provide information on the age or the identity of the arrested person.
The arrested person has not yet commented. The police searched his home, NRK reported. Firearms were used in the attack, two of which were seized, NRK quoted Barstad as saying.
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.
The Aftenposten newspaper reported that civilians helped arrest the suspect. “He seemed very sure of what he was aiming at,” said an eyewitness to the newspaper “Verdens Gang” about the perpetrator. Another witness told the newspaper that the man had fired an automatic weapon and that the crime scene looked “like a war zone”. Several people with head injuries were lying on the ground.