Oslo Pride events cancelled after two killed in Norway shooting 5 months ago

Oslo Pride events cancelled after two killed in Norway shooting

At least 21 others have been wounded.

Two people have been killed and at least 21 others have been wounded following a shooting in a busy nightlife district in the Norwegian city of Oslo.


According to the BBC, there was gunfire at around 1am on Saturday in three locations, including a gay bar, and city officials have confirmed that they are investigating the shooting as an act of terrorism.

The outlet also states that a suspect has been arrested and two weapons have been seized.

In a Facebook post, Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (pictured above) described the shooting as a "terrible and deeply shocking attack on innocent people".

He added that the country stands in solidarity with its LGBT+ community.


The shooting took place ahead of Oslo's LGBT+ Pride celebrations which have since been cancelled following police advice.

Oslo Pride has said it encourages anyone who planned on attending Pride events to not show up.

In a statement, it said that following "clear advice and recommendations from the police" that "all events in connection with Oslo Pride are cancelled".

The group's leader Inger Kristin Haugsevje added: "We will follow the police’s recommendation and take care of each other.


"We are sending warm thoughts and love to next of kin, those who were wounded, and others affected.

"We will soon be proud and visible again, but today, we will share our Pride celebrations from home."