Shootings shake Oslo

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Oslo Police were dealing with two shootings on the streets of Oslo Thursday morning, one at heavily trafficked Majorstuen and the other at Etterstad on Oslo’s east side. It was not immediately clear whether the shootings, unusual in Norway, were related but police suspected they were.

Police first cordoned off an area along one of the Norwegian capital’s busiest streets, lower Sørkedalsveien where it meets the hectic Majorstuen intersection, after a person apparently was shot inside the entrance to a large apartment building. He staggered out to the street and was rushed to Ulleval University Hospital.

Shattered glass from the building’s entry door lay strewn on the sidewalk, believed to have come from three shots that witnesses said they heard fired at around 8:15am. A passerby called police, and several patrol cars arrived at the scene within minutes.

The shooting victim was said to be conscious but his condition was unknown. The assailant fled and police did not have immediate control over his or her whereabouts.

An hour later police were summoned to a residential area of Etterstad, where another man was shot and said to be seriously wounded. He was also rushed to hospital at 9:22am.

Police said they had “control” over a suspect in the shooting. It was unclear whether the suspect was tied to the shooting at Etterstad, Majorstuen or both. Police said the man shot at Etterstad was found outside on the sidewalk in front of the building at Etterstadgata 20.

newsinenglish.no staff