OSLO. Two people died and 14 were injured, many seriously, in a shooting near a well-known gay bar, ‘London’, in central Oslo. A suspect was arrested and two weapons were seized. “Everything seems to indicate that only one person committed this act,” police officer Tore Barstad said during a press briefing. The alarm went off at 1.14 am and the killer was stopped 5 minutes later, he added. No word on the possible motive, even if the choice of location and the fact that “Oslo Pride” is scheduled for tomorrow in the Norwegian capital leaves ample room for the possibility that it was a homophobic attack.
In these hours, the public security authorities are meeting to evaluate the measures to be implemented on the occasion of tomorrow’s march. However, the presence of police forces has already been reinforced throughout the city.
“I saw a man come in with a bag, he pulled out a gun and started shooting,” said a witness. “He seemed very determined in taking aim. When I realized it was serious, I started running. There was a bleeding man on the ground, ”a woman told the newspaper World Gang. Another witness quoted by the newspaper spoke of the use of an automatic weapon – which the police did not confirm – and described the situation as “a war zone: there were many people on the ground with head injuries,” he said. he said.