Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Emilie Enger Mehl (SP) says she is worried about the recurring shooting episodes in Oslo.
The shooting at Stovner on Monday night was the eighth shooting incident in two months in the capital.
“It is worrying that we have experienced so many shootings during the last two months. The police are fully focused on these cases. At the same time, it is important to remember that – over time – there have been few such incidents in the capital. We do not see the same trends here as in other countries,” she noted in an email to NTB.
She says it is nevertheless worrying that shots are fired in the public space.
“Still, I get worried when there is shooting in the open street and at schools. Our local community must be safe; we can not allow criminals to turn our neighborhoods into arenas for their criminal clashes and endanger innocent people,” Mehl said.
“I have also taken the initiative for a meeting with the Municipality and the Oslo Police District next week,” she noted.
She added that the government would follow up and strengthen the work against criminal gangs and networks.
“Oslo should be a safe city,” Mehl said.
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