Oslo, August 11 – A person has been injured in a shooting at a mosque in the suburb of Baerum near the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Police said a suspect has been arrested.
The mosque’s director told local media that the victim was a 75-year-old member of the congregation.
“One of our members has been shot by a white man with a helmet and uniform,” Irfan Mushtaq told local newspaper Budstikka.
He later told local channel TV2 that the attacker had “carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots.”
The gunman, who wore body armour, was overpowered by people at the mosque before police arrived at the scene, Mr Mushtaq added.
Authorities said a suspect had been arrested and there was no indication more people were involved. Police said they had no information about the suspect, other than that he was described as “a young white man.”
“One person is shot. The severity of that person’s injuries is unknown. One suspect is arrested. The police are working at the location,” Oslo police posted on Twitter.
Earlier this year, the mosque implemented extra security measures after more than 50 people were killed at two New Zealand mosques by a suspected right-wing extremist.
law/jlw (AFP, Reuters)
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