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Monday, April 22, 2024

Two more charged in Oslo shooting

Police have arrested two more persons in connection with shots that were fired between two cars on a downtown street on Valentine’s Day last week. The new arrests bring to eight the number of persons charged in the shooting.

Both of those in the latest arrests are men in their 20s. Trond Vennatrø, investigation leader at the Manglerud police station in Oslo, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that he could not rule out even more arrests.

The shooting took place on St Olavs gate, near the popular Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel close to the grounds of the Royal Palace. Seven men and one woman have since been arrested, all aged 20 to 30 years and living in Oslo, Akershus and Østfold counties. They are a mix of Norwegians and eastern Europeans.

Two persons arrested in the southern coastal town of Kragerø over the weekend faced a custody hearing on Tuesday, where they were ordered held for at least four weeks while police continue to investigate. The motive for the shootings remained unclear.

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