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Latest update : 2009-05-11

At least two women were killed in a suburb close to Norwegian capital Oslo when a gunman opened fire on Monday, a local news network reported. The gunman killed himself, according to the police.

A gunman shot two women dead in a suburb of the Norwegian capital of Oslo on Monday before killing himself, the TV2 Nyhetskanalen channel reported, citing police.

  

The two victims were killed outside a house in the Nesoeya district to the west of Oslo.

  

One woman was in her 50s while the other is described as being younger, the TV2 Nyhetskanalen reported.

  

The gunman, who was in his 60s, was armed with a rifle and is believed to have known both women, the channel reported.

  

He was found dead inside the house, police said.

  

Several armed police units had been sent out to look for the killer.

  

A local resident quoted by the Verdens Gang newspaper said six shots had been fired by the gunman.

  

"I heard six gun shots. First, two quick shots one after another then four more," the local resident said.

  

"After the two first shots, I heard women screaming," he added.

 

Date created : 2009-05-11

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