On the morning of Saturday, June 25, 2022, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway released a statement regarding the tragic shootings in central Oslo last evening.
“My family and I are horrified by the night’s shooting tragedy in central Oslo, where two people were killed and many injured. We sympathize with all relatives and affected and send warm thoughts to all who are now scared, restless, and in grief.
We must stand together to defend our values: Freedom, diversity and respect for each other. We must continue to stand up for all people to feel safe.
Now we have to take good care of each other.
Last evening, a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin, who was believed to be a radicalized Islamist with a history of mental illness, opened fire outside three locations in central Oslo, including the nightclub, London Pub, killing two people and injuring twenty-one. The suspect has been arrested and detained.
This morning the Norwegian Security Service PST said they, “…became aware of the suspect in 2015 and later grew concerned he had become radicalized and was part of an unspecified Islamist network.” The PST also announced that the suspect has been charged with terrorism.