One man was killed and another injured after shots were fired on a street in Oslo’s Tøyen neighborhood Sunday night. Police searched for suspects believed to have fled the scene in a silver Audi, and made three arrests on Tuesday. The car was found, burned and abandoned, early Thursday.
The shootings are the latest incident of violent crime in the Norwegian capital, which has seen its crime rate rise dramatically in recent years.
Witnesses said three shots were fired, and police believe the targets were found sitting in the front seat of a red Opel Astra parked not far from the Tøyen metro station.
One of the men, a 38-year-old citizen of Ethiopia, died at Ullevål University Hospital later Sunday night.
Aftenposten.no reported that the victim had himself been convicted of stabbing a man to death in Skien in 1994. He was given a 10-year prison term in 1995 but was released in 2000.
The other man, also in his late 30s, survived the shooting and police believe he ran from the parked car. He was later found injured on the platform of the nearby metro station and was due to undergo police questioning on Monday.
Two of the three men now under arrest and charged in connection with the shootings are sons of the man killed in Skien 15 years ago by the man who died Sunday from his gunshot wounds. Police believe the motive was revenge. The two sons deny the charges against them.
Witnesses described seeing a silver Audi leaving the scene of the shootings Sunday night. Police put out a detailed description of the car and it was found early Thursday morning, burned and abandoned in an eastside neighborhood of Oslo. It was towed in for police examination.