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Gunman kills two people at gay bar in Olso, ahead of Pride parade day

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Pride was the target, so that's frightening."One witness said a man arrived with a bag, took out a gun and started to shoot: "Then I saw windows breaking and understood that I had to take cover."BREAKING:Norway investigates a possible terror attack after a man started shooting in front of the city’s largest gay pub “London Pub” last night.2 dead, 14 wounded.Today’s Oslo Gay Pride parade has been cancelled.The suspect is a refugee from Iran pic.twitter.com/grjttJI0vlA suspect, a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin, was detained minutes after embarking on the shooting spree, according to police who said they believed he acted alone.Two weapons, including a fully automatic gun, were reportedly retrieved from the crime scene."There is reason to think that this may be a hate crime," police said."We are investigating whether the Pride was a target in itself or whether there are other motives."They added that the attack was also being investigated as a possible act of terrorism.Norwegian police, who are not normally armed, will now carry guns until further notice as a precaution.Norway's PST intelligence service added that it was investigating whether there could be further attacks.

Meanwhile, the organisers of Oslo Pride cancelled Saturday's parade, citing police advice. "We will soon be proud and visible again, but today we will mark Pride celebrations at home," they said.King Harald of Norway said he and the royal family were devastated by the attack, which police said also left 10 people seriously wounded and 11 with minor injuries."We must stand together and defend our values: freedom, diversity and respect for each other," the 85-year-old monarch added.The shooting took place just months after Norway marked.

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