Norway: Oslo Shooting Suspect Still Won’t Talk to Police

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Police basal   adjacent   a edifice  whose windows were shattered by a shooting successful  Oslo, Norway, connected  June 25, 2022. (Rodrigo Freitas/Getty Images)

Police basal adjacent a edifice whose windows were shattered by a shooting successful Oslo, Norway, connected June 25, 2022. (Rodrigo Freitas/Getty Images)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—A antheral held implicit a deadly play shooting successful Oslo is inactive refusing to speech to police, making it hard to found whether helium had immoderate accomplices, Norwegian authorities said connected June 29.

Zaniar Matapour, a 43-year-old Norwegian national primitively from Iran, was arrested soon aft Saturday’s predawn shooting successful the Norwegian capital’s nightlife territory and was held connected suspicion of execution and attempted murder.

Two radical were killed and much than 20 wounded successful what the Norwegian information work called an “Islamist panic act.”

Prosecutor Børge Enkosen told a property league Wednesday that the suspect’s refusal to beryllium questioned means “we are inactive unsure whether (he) whitethorn person had accomplices.” He added that constabulary had offered to question Matapour without either dependable oregon video recordings, but helium declined.

The suspect’s lawyer, Bernt Heiberg, told The Associated Press successful a substance connection that his lawsuit “has each on been skeptical astir however the constabulary volition contiguous a imaginable explanation” for his alleged acts.

“He has truthful decided not to springiness an mentation for the clip being,” Heiberg said.

Oslo shooting Police investigators enactment astatine the transgression country successful the aftermath of a shooting extracurricular pubs and nightclubs successful cardinal Oslo, Norway, connected June 25, 2022. (Olivier Morin/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

Investigators person respective hypotheses regarding a imaginable motive for the shooting though constabulary person unsuccessfully tried to question Matapour since June 25.

The gunman opened occurrence astatine 3 locations, including extracurricular the London Pub, a fashionable gay barroom successful downtown Oslo. Police investigators person said it is excessively aboriginal to accidental whether the attacker specifically targeted the LGBTQ community.

On June 29, Norway’s home information bureau lowered the menace standard to its second-highest level, saying the Oslo onslaught could perchance animate others to transportation retired akin attacks.

The Associated Press

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