Oslo Police have arrested five men in connection with two shootings in the capital late Sunday night and early Monday morning. All are believed to have ties to one of the city’s gangs called B-gjengen.
Police had already reported that they believed the shootings were “part of a clash in a criminal milieu,” according to police inspector Grete Lien Metlid. The arrests were made shortly after the shootings, which left one man critically wounded in a parking garage at Bjørndal.
No one was hurt when shots were also fired several hours earlier, shortly after midnight Sunday, in Lambertseter, not far from Bjørndal on Oslo’s southeast side.
Three of the men were arrested when police stopped a car, based on descriptions of it from witnesses to the Lambertseter shootings, in which they were riding. Police also found a weapon in the car and all three were charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
Two other men were arrested shortly thereafter. All five are in their 20s and 30s, two of whom have ties to the gang and previous convictions. They faced custody hearings Tuesday afternoon.