Johansen comments on shootings in Oslo: “It’s something we do not accept in our city”

Raymond JohansenPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

City Council chief Raymond Johansen met Minister of Justice Emilie Enger Mehl on Monday to discuss the shooting episodes in Oslo. Johansen asked for more police resources.

“My message to was clear – it is important that there are enough police resources in Oslo for prevention, presence, and investigation,” Johansen told NTB.

On Monday, he met Minister of Justice Emilie Enger Mehl (SP), police chief Beate Gangås, and unit leader in Unit East John Roger Lund to discuss the recent shootings in the capital.

Since August 15, eight young men have been shot in six shooting episodes in Oslo. Five of the six shooting episodes have taken place east of Oslo. One of them, 20-year-old Hamse Hashi Adan, died after he was shot at Mortensrud on October 7.

A good meeting

Raymond Johansen says that the meeting on Monday was good.

He also notes that Oslo is a safe city with little crime compared to other European cities of similar size.

“We can’t accept the shooting episodes we have had recently in our city. I have a great understanding for those who say that it creates fear and unrest in local communities,” he noted.

“From the City Council’s side, we will work more purposefully to improve living conditions and get more people into work. This is the most important thing we can do to prevent young people from getting into crime.”

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