A suspect described as a “young white man” was taken into custody for shooting and injuring a 75-year-old man inside of the al-Noor Islamic Centre near Oslo, Norway.
Mosque director Irfan Mushtaq told TV2:
“The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,” he said.
“The shooter, who wore body armour and a helmet, was overpowered by members of the mosque before police arrived,” Mushtaq added.
After more than 50 people died at two New Zealand mosques by a suspected right-wing extremist, the Islamic Centre employed more security.
Gunman armed with multiple weapons opens fire in a mosque near the Norwegian capital Oslo, injuring one person before being overpowered by an elderly worshipper – police and witnesses https://t.co/g2gNEEhDF8 pic.twitter.com/DOFUosmACd
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