At 18.13pm on Wednesday night, police received several reports that a man had shot people with a bow and arrow in Kansberg.
Four women and a man between the ages of 50 and 70 were killed. Three more were injured.
A 37-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the case. He admits to the facts of the case, but it is not clear whether he was questioned about the criminal offense.
On Thursday night, the Swedish royal family sent a letter of condolence to King Harold during the horrific assassinations.
The Queen and I will share our deepest sympathies during the horrific attack in Kansberg. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the people of Norway, “said King Carl Gustaf.
“It shakes us”
Early this morning, King Harold and the Norwegian royal family spoke of the tragedy.
“We are shocked by the tragic events that took place in Kansberg last night,” King Harold said in a statement on behalf of the Norwegian royal family.
Moreover, the king said that they were sympathetic to the relatives and were wounded in grief and despair.
“We think of all the victims of Kangsberg. Their safe local environment suddenly became a dangerous place.”
“When terrible things happen near us, when you least expect it, it shakes us all in the middle of everyday life on the open street. Norway is a small country. When Kongsberg is now as severely affected as the community, the rest of the country stands with you,” he said.
The royal family now sends loving thoughts to everyone who is facing a difficult time and to all those who are seeking work in front of them.
“It is our hope that security will be restored so that fear does not take root,” it continued.
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