UPDATED: Armed police used patrols on the ground and helicopters in the air to search through the night on Monday for a gunman who fired several shots at a residential building in Oslo’s Grønland district Monday night. At least one of the shots shattered a window in one of the building’s units.
Police later told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that at least 10 shots were fired shortly before 10pm at the building near the corner of Heimdalsgata and Motzfeldtgate, just west of the Botanical Gardens at Tøyen. Most of the shots seemed aimed at a unit on the first floor. Police were calling for information and tips from passersby or any other witnesses to the shooting.
No arrests had been made by Wednesday, but police reported that the apartment targeted in the attacks “wasn’t coincidental.” They suspect what they call an “internal uproar” within the Roma community in Oslo as being behind the attack.
Some neighbours reported a loud argument outside the building earlier in the evening. Police said that residents of the building who were questioned, though, claimed they had no “concrete ideas” about a motive for the shooting.
Police wouldn’t say who lived in the unit, which has been the scene of conflicts earlier. Police technicians were securing evidence from the site and reported finding more than 10 bullet holes in the wall of the building.