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Police search for armed assailant

Police in Oslo were still searching on Sunday for an armed man who shot another man in broad daylight in Oslo’s Grünerløkka district late Saturday afternoon. A passerby who’s a doctor probably saved the victim’s life, tending to his gunshot wound until an ambulance arrived. 

Dr Svein Sande, age 45, was walking home when a screaming and bleeding man ran with a limp towards him down the street called Toftes Gate. “He yelled that he’d been shot and that we had to run away,” Sande told newspaper Aftenposten. “I’m a doctor so I thought I had to help, but that maybe the gunman was in the area.” Sande helped get the wounded man to the corner of the nearby Birkelunden park, laid him down and tried to stop the bleeding while calling police.

“It was apparently an arterial wound, potentially life-threatening,” Sande said. Emergency crews arrived quickly and the victim was rushed to hospital, “but he’ll probably be okay,” Sande told Aftenposten.

Police later described the victim’s condition as stable, but refused all further comment. Witnesses also described seeing the wounded man run down Toftes Gate, bleeding heavily, apparently pursued by someone driving a Volkswagen.  They heard a shot fired and think the man ran from a car or a nearby building. No arrests had been made by Sunday afternoon. staff



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