A gunfire assault at a nightclub in Oslo early Saturday is being investigated as terrorism and Norwegian authorities raised the fear alert to the very best stage, in line with media studies.
The assault left two individuals lifeless and greater than 20 wounded, the Related Press reported.
It occurred round 1 a.m. Saturday at London Pub, a nightclub within the heart of the Norwegian capital, and within the surrounding space, Norway’s main newspaper, Aftenposten, reported. London Pub is well-known as a preferred homosexual nightclub, Aftenposten stated, and the capturing occurred the night time earlier than Oslo was set to have a good time its Satisfaction competition, together with a Saturday parade. The parade was cancelled on the recommendation of police, the AP reported.
The Norwegian Police Safety Service known as the assault an “excessive” act of terror and stated the suspect had a “lengthy historical past of violence and threats,” in addition to psychological well being points, in line with the AP.
The safety service raised its terror alert stage to “extraordinary” — the very best stage — after the assault, the AP reported.
European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen condemned the capturing as a bias crime.
“I’m shocked by the heinous assault on harmless individuals in Oslo,” von der Leyen tweeted. “Nobody ought to must worry for his or her life or well-being merely for who they’re. My coronary heart reaches out to the households and pals of the victims.”