Two people were left dead and 14 sustained injuries in horrific mass shooting at a gay club in Oslo, Norway on Saturday.
The police received multiple calls around 1:14am local time about the incident.
A suspect believed to be the lone shooter was placed under arrest shortly following the shooting massacre, which was centered around The London Pub and spread to a neighboring establishment and nearby street, the New York Post reports.
According to the CNN, The suspect, charged with terrorism, is a Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, and was “known to the police,” but has only received “minor convictions” up until now, prosecutor Christian Hatlo told reporters in Oslo Saturday.
Hatlo said police had charged the arrested suspect with “murder, attempted murder and terrorist acts.”
He said the terrorism charge was justified on the basis of the number of injured and dead people, the number of crime scenes and an “overall assessment” indicating that the accused intended to “create serious fear in the population.”
According to journalist Olav Roenneberg of public broadcaster NRK, “I saw a man arrive with a bag, he picked up a gun and started to shoot.”
Police spokesman Tore Barstad said the motive was not immediately known and that it was not clear whether the shooting had any connection to the Pride parade that was scheduled to be held Saturday.