Five people have been killed and two others seriously injured in a bow and arrows attack in Norway.
According to the details, a man armed with a bow fired arrows at shoppers in a small Norwegian town on Wednesday, killing five people before he was arrested.
It was reported the suspect began firing in a supermarket at around 6.30 pm before heading out into the town and apparently firing at strangers.
Two other people were wounded and hospitalised in intensive care, including an officer who was off duty and inside the shop where the attack took place, police said.
The police chief in the town of Kongsberg said there was “a confrontation” between officers and the assailant, but he did not elaborate.
“The man who carried out the act has been arrested by the police, and there is no active search for more people. Based on the information we have, there is one person behind this,” Police Chief Oeying Aas said.
Acting Prime Minister Erna Solberg described the attack as “gruesome” and said it was too early to speculate on a motive. The prime minister-designate, Jonas Gahr Stoere, who is expected to take office Thursday, called the assault “a cruel and brutal act” in comments to Norwegian news agency NTB.
An extremist called Anders Behring Brevik had killed 77 people 10 years ago in Norway’s worst massacre since World War II.