Two men in their 20s who’ve been charged in a street shooting near the National Theater in Oslo earlier this month will be extradited back to Norway. They’d fled the country but were arrested in Italy last week.
Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that a court in Milan, where the shooting suspects are being held, had agreed to a Norwegian request to send the two men back to Oslo. Now it’s up to Norwegian police to carry out the extradition.
The shooting in downtown Oslo was the latest in a string of street violence believed tied to rivalry among criminal gangs. The targets in the late-night shooting on January 15 are in their 30s and 40s and have been tied to the criminal gang Young Guns. The alleged assailants arrested in Italy have been tied to the motorcycle club Satudarah.
NRK reported that they’ve been charged not only with attempted murder and illegal possession of a weapon but also with an armed robbery last month. Defense attorneys for the two couldn’t reveal more information about the robbery charges.