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Mass shooting takes place at Norwegian gay club
2022-06-25

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Oslo's annual Pride parade was canceled June 25 following a deadly shooting at a gay bar that Norwegian police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack, CNN reported.

Two people were killed and eight others taken to hospital after the shooting near the London Pub, which describes itself on its website as "the largest gay and lesbian venue in Oslo" and which has been open since 1979. Reuters stated that 21 people were injured.

CNN added that the suspect, charged with terrorism, is a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran who was "known to the police," but has only received "minor convictions" up until now, prosecutor Christian Hatlo told reporters.

Norway's domestic intelligence service said it was working to clarify whether more acts of violence may be planned after the shooting.

"Last night the rainbow was colored black," said Anette Trettebergstuen, Norway's minister of culture and equality and herself a prominent campaigner for LGBTQ rights.


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