Two people were killed and 14 injured in a shooting at a gay nightclub in Oslo on Saturday, hours before the Norwegian capital was due to host its annual Pride parade.
A suspect believed to be the lone gunman was arrested shortly after the massacre, which centered around the London Pub and spread to a neighboring pub and nearby street.
“I saw a man coming with a bag, he took a gun and started shooting,” reported journalist Olav Roenneberg from public broadcaster NRK.
Police spokesman Tore Barstad said the motive was not immediately known and it was not clear if the shooting had any connection to the Pride march that was due to take place on Saturday.
“The police are in contact with the organizers of the Pride event this Saturday. There is ongoing evaluation of what action the police should take to protect this event and whether this incident has any connection to Pride at all,” Barstad told reporters.
Several of the wounded were being treated for serious injuries, officials said.
The London Pub is a popular gay nightclub and bar in central Oslo.
With postal wires
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