Two more young men have been charged in the assassination-style murder of 21-year-old Halil Kara in Oslo’s Prinsdal district last Friday. Police are now holding three suspects, one of whom was arrested at the border between Hungary and Serbia.
He was the first of two 20-year-old suspects in the case, with an international warrant for his arrest issued after Kara was shot in the head after leaving the Prinsdal Grill. A fight then broke out between the assailant and two of Kara’s friends who were with him at the time, resulting in stabbing injuries.
Police continue to release very few details about the case or a possible motive for Kara’s murder. Kara worked as a substitute teacher at an elementary school and some of his friends believe the assailant attacked the wrong men outside the Prinsdal Grill.
The second suspect arrested is an 18-year-old Oslo resident, and neither he nor the 20-year-old have a police record. The third suspect arrested and charged Thursday with murder or being an accessory to murder was described as an Oslo resident, also age 20, with a lengthy police record. He’s been linked to a local gang and was ordered held in custody for at least four weeks, while the police continue their investigation. It remained unclear when the suspect now held by Hungarian police will be extradited to Norway.