July 23, 2011 / 8:03 AM / 8 years ago

Norway police say 84 killed in Utoeya shooting

An aerial view of Utoeya island is seen in this still image taken from video footage on July 22, 2011, where a shooting took place at a meeting of the youth wing of Norway's ruling Labour Party.REUTERS/TV2 Norway via Reuters TV

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian police said Saturday a gunman, believed to be a fundamentalist Christian, killed at least 84 people at a youth camp on Utoeya island.

“As of now we have 84 dead at Utoeya,” deputy police chief Roger Andresen told a news conference. “In Oslo, with the explosion and the impact it had, we are not yet sure if that number is final.”

“At Utoeya, the water is still being searched for more victims,” he said.

He declined to comment on the possible motive for the killings, but said: “We have no more information than ... what has been found on (his) own websites, which is that is goes toward the right (wing) and that it is, so to speak, Christian fundamentalist.”

Reporting by Oslo newsroom

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