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2nd suspect sought in Pride festival shootings

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Norway are in search of a second suspect in a lethal taking pictures assault through the Norwegian capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival, police mentioned Friday.

A 42-year-old Norwegian citizen initially from Iran was arrested after the June shootings in Oslo’s nightlife district that killed two individuals and wounded greater than 20. A second Norwegian man in his 40s now’s being sought for a suspected position in the assault, police mentioned.

“The hypothesis that the attack was carried out with terrorist intent has been strengthened,” prosecutor Børge Enoksen mentioned throughout a press convention.

The wished man was well-known to police and at present outdoors Norway, however “we do not want to comment on which country the person is currently in,” Enoksen mentioned. Norwegian broadcaster TV2 reported it was Pakistan.

Norwegian media recognized the person as a 44-year-old who allegedly posted on-line statements about killing homosexual individuals. The media stories mentioned he knew Zaniar Matapour, the primary suspect behind the June 25 assault that the Norwegian Police Security Service has referred to as an “Islamist terror act.”

Matapour who in response to Norwegian media arrived in Norway along with his household from a Kurdish a part of Iran in the Nineties, faces preliminary costs of homicide and tried homicide.

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