A person has been arrested after a shooting episode at Brynseng in Oslo on Monday. A man in his early 20s is injured.
“A person has been arrested,” Arild Stenersen in the Oslo police informed NTB on Tuesday morning.
“We are not looking for any more people at this time in the investigation,” Stenersen told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) after the first arrest. But the police can not rule out that more people are involved.
Oslo police reported the shooting at 8:44 PM on Monday. The police moved out to the scene of the shooting with large forces and blocked off a large area at Brynseng station. Investigations were conducted on the spot, witnesses were questioned, and an extensive search was carried out.
“This is a serious matter, shooting in the public space in Oslo. We go wide and use large resources to find the perpetrators (in such cases),” task leader Brian Skotnes told the media after the shooting.
The victim, who is a man in his early 20s, was shot in the abdomen. According to the police, he is awake and breathing.
Shot outside Narvesen
According to the newspaper Aftenposten, the man was shot right outside Narvesen at the metro station.
One of the witnesses told the newspaper that she was down waiting for the subway at Brynseng station when the shooting happened.
“People came running, and then there were two shots. Everyone was terrified on the platform. We ran down to the end of the platform, stood in a crowd there, and wondered if we would be shot,” the woman said.
She says that it took ten minutes before the police arrived at the station where the young people who had run from the place were located.
“I think this was scary… This is not Oslo – this is not our city anymore,” she said.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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