Two people killed and several “seriously injured” in shooting at a nightclub in Oslo


Two people were killed and more than 12 were injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Oslo early Saturday morning, according to Norwegian police.

The shooting took place outside the London Pub, a popular gay bar and nightclub in the heart of the Norwegian capital, according to Reuters.

Police arrested the suspect within four minutes of receiving a call about the shooting, according to local media.

Olaf Roenberg, a local journalist at the Norwegian public broadcaster, said he had witnessed the shooting.

“I saw a man arrive at the scene with a bag. He picked up his weapon and started shooting,” Roenneberg told NRK. “At first I thought it was an airsoft gun, then the glass in the bar next door shattered and I realized I had to run for the cover.”

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Police are guarding the scene of a mass shooting in Oslo, Norway, on June 25, 2022. (Javad Parsa / NTB via AP)

A police spokesperson said local civilians provided life-saving first aid to some of the injured and helped law enforcement agencies arrest the shooters. Aftenposten according to local media..

Oslo police spokesman Tore Barstad said civilians made heroic efforts to control the shooters, and police were grateful to those who helped the injured.

Oslo police confirmed through Twitter that two people were killed and several were “seriously injured” in the shooting.

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said in a statement that the attack was shocking and cruel. The state media NRK reported.

The NRK claimed that the shooter was known to police and had not yet been interviewed after being arrested on Saturday. The outlet reported that police engineers searched the man’s house.


Police said the suspect’s motives were unknown, but authorities would evaluate whether police should introduce measures to protect the Plaid Parade planned for Saturday in Oslo.

“Police are in contact with the organizers of the pride event this Saturday,” Barstad told reporters.

“There is an ongoing assessment of what police should do to protect the case and whether the case has anything to do with pride.”

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Police will meet at the scene of a mass shooting in Oslo, Norway, on June 25, 2022. (Javad Parsa / NTB via AP)
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