Crime

Second Norway Attack: Man Kills Five at Summer Camp Shooting Spree

| by Kate Wharmby Seldman

(Update: The death count has now reached 87 people.)

During a second deadly attack in Norway today, a man opened fire at a youth summer camp on a tiny island, killing at least five people. According to CBS, police believe the shooting spree on the Norwegian island is connected to a bomb explosion that rocked a government office in Oslo only hours before and left two dead.

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Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg had been planning to attend a youth Labour Party event on Utoya Island, which is 50 miles north of Oslo and where the shooting occurred. Around 700 people were on the island at the time of the shooting, which occurred at 5:50PM GMT. They were mostly teenagers who'd come to attend a summer camp.

The shooter disguised himself as a police officer before opening fire. Reports said panicked teens had locked themselves in buildings and tried to swim away from the island to escape the gunman.

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Stoltenberg called a Norwegian TV station to say he was safe, and to send his thoughts to the families of the shooting and bomb victims.

Photos from the bomb blast earlier in the day.