A known gunman killed two people and injured at least 21 others outside a gay bar in downtown Oslo. Norwegian police have launched a terror probe over a shooting spree that caused mayhem in downtown Oslo in the early hours of Saturday.
The gunman opened fire on bystanders at around 1:00 am local time near several entertainment venues including a popular gay bar at CJ Hambros Plass in central Oslo. Police have arrested the suspect. The incident is being investigated as terrorism.
In their latest update, Oslo police said 21 people are injured, 10 of them seriously.
Prosecutor Christian Hatlo said the 42-year-old suspect has been charged with murder, attempted murder and terrorism. The man was described as a Norwegian national, born in Iran, who was known to the police before the attack.
The gun rampage took place ahead of the Oslo Pride Parade, the highlight of a 10 day-long LGBTQ+ festival, which was scheduled to start on Saturday. The organizers have since canceled the event following recommendations from police.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.