A gunman armed with multiple weapons opened fire in a mosque near Oslo on Saturday (Aug 10), injuring one person before being overpowered by an elderly worshipper and arrested, Norwegian police and witnesses said.
The head of the mosque described the shooter as a young white man dressed in black wearing a helmet and bulletproof vest
It is gathered that only three people were inside the al-Noor Islamic centre at the time of the attack.
Police were alerted to the shooting shortly after 4pm, local time. Gun man arrested and police says that he might have acted on his own.
Hours after the attack, the body of a young woman who has a close ties to the suspect was found in a home in the suburb of Baerum where the shooting took place earlier in the day, police report.
The suspect who is about 20 years old, is a Norwegian citizen and is now a suspect of murdering a relative.
Investigators are treating her death as suspicious