Oslo Pride events cancelled after two killed in Norway shooting 1 month ago

Oslo Pride events cancelled after two killed in Norway shooting

The shooting took place outside a gay bar in downtown Oslo.

Two people have been killed and 14 others have been wounded following a shooting in the Norwegian city of Oslo.

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The shooting took place earlier this morning outside a gay bar in downtown Oslo, and city officials have confirmed that they are investigating it as an act of terrorism.

According to the BBC, a suspect has been arrested and two weapons have been seized.

Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere has 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.

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

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

In a statement on Facebook, they said that following "clear advice and recommendations from the police', all "events related to Oslo Pride are cancelled".

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

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"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."