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Man shot dead at Oslo petrol station

A 31-year-old man was shot and killed at a petrol station in Oslo on Monday night.

Man shot dead at Oslo petrol station
Photo: Cornelius Poppe/Scanpix

Police confirmed that the victim died at Ullevål hospital shortly after he was shot at a Shell station in the Ensjø district at 10.15pm.

All available police resources were deployed in the search for a silver-grey Skoda station wagon seen leaving the scene, but there were no arrests in the case by Tuesday morning.

The shooting is thought to have been gang-related, newspaper VG reports.

Police officers who happened to be in the area at the time said they heard a shot and drove immediately to the petrol station.

”They heard something that sounded like a shot,”  said police investigator Arve Røtterud, adding that the officers heard two more shots on arrival at the scene.

There is strong evidence to suggest that shots were fired both inside and outside the petrol station, Røtterud said.

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Two more arrested for suspected involvement in Oslo Pride shooting

Norwegian police said Monday they had arrested two alleged accomplices of the suspect in a June shooting that killed two people in Oslo on the sidelines of Pride celebrations.

Two more arrested for suspected involvement in Oslo Pride shooting

The two suspects were arrested on Sunday in Oslo suspected of “complicity in a terrorist act”, the Oslo police said in a statement.

One is a Somali man in his forties, the other a Norwegian in his thirties — both of them known to police. Their identities were not disclosed.

In the early hours of June 25, a man opened fire near a gay bar in central Oslo during celebrations linked to the city’s Pride festival.

The shooting killed two men, aged 54 and 60, and wounded 21 others. Immediately after the shooting, police arrested Zaniar Matapour, a
43-year-old Norwegian of Iranian origin, on suspicion of carrying out the attack.

The new arrests bring the number of people implicated in the attack to four, as Norwegian police announced last week they were seeking another suspect linked to the shooting.

On Friday, Oslo police announced that they had issued an international arrest warrant for Arfan Qadeer Bhatti, a 45-year-old Islamist with a prior conviction, who is also suspected of “complicity in a terrorist act”.

“The police still believes Bhatti is in Pakistan,” a country with which Norway has no extradition agreement, police said Monday.

“To ensure the best possible cooperation with the Pakistani authorities, we had Oslo police officers in Pakistan a short time ago,” it added.

According to police, they have not yet had direct contact with Arfan Bhatti but have spoken to his Norwegian lawyer, Svein Holden, and say they expect the legal proceedings in Pakistan to take time.

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