OSLO July 22 (Reuters) - A man dressed as a policeman shot and injured at least five people at a meeting of the youth wing of the party of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on Friday after a blast in the capital, Norwegian public broadcaster NRK said.
Police confirmed that shots were fired at Utoeya, an island south of Oslo where Stoltenberg’s Labour party’s youth section’s yearly gathering was taking place. Police were on the way to the island.
“There is a critical situation at Utoeya,” Stoltenberg told independent TV2. His calendar showed that he had been due to make a speech at the meeting on Saturday.
Norwegian daily VG said on its website a man dressed as a policeman was shooting wildy and had hit many people. It was unclear if the shooting was linked to the blast in Oslo.
Former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland had been due to attend the meeting on Friday.
Reporting by Oslo newsroom