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‘Confused’ man opens fire outside Oslo cathedral

'Confused' man opens fire outside Oslo cathedral
Domkirke Cathedral in Oslo (Picture: Rex)

A man has been arrested after opening fire in central Oslo.

The gunman, in his twenties, was described by police as ‘confused’ when he fired shots in the square outside the cathedral.

Witnesses called police shortly after 9 am about a man walking around downtown Oslo with a weapon and firing live ammunition after which police quickly took up positions throughout the city.

Police tweeted they had found at least two shop fronts ‘with damage that may stem from shots.’

'Confused' man opens fire outside Oslo cathedral
He opened fire in the Stortorget square district (Picture: Getty)

Police spokesman Svein Arild Joerunland told Norwegian daily Nettavisen: ‘I can say that this has nothing to do with terror or something like that.’

‘We are talking about a confused man.’

Police haven’t said what type of gun the man was carrying.

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No one was injured.

The shooting happened around Stortorvet, a square adjacent to the Oslo Domkirke cathedral.

Possession and storage of firearms in Norway are strictly regulated and there is a total ban on automatic weapons for civilians.

The Scandinavian country has a large population of hunters who have semi-automatic guns and rifles, as well as shotguns.

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