Created on Sunday, 24 July 2011 23:09
Written by Chris Cook
Two Suspected in Norwegian Shooting Rampage
by C. L. Cook
hough most media attention is focusing on the captured shooter, Anders Behring Breivik, Moscow's Ria Novosti is reporting eyewitness accounts saying at least two killers were involved.
Ria Novosti cites
the Norwegian VG newspaper, which claims victims report shots fired at the summer camp on Utoya island coming from "two different places on the island
at the same time."
Survivor, Alexander Stavdal said;
"I believe that there were two people who were shooting."
Norwegian police Friday arrested 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik; the suspected second shooter in on the attack is believed to be still at large.
The motivation of the avowed right-wing extremist Breivik is unconfirmed, but internet theories range from a reaction to the ruling Labour party's recently voiced support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel, to a general backlash to the Labour party by hard right-wing anti-Muslim immigration campaigners.
The shooting spree is thought to be connected to a bombing in the capital, Oslo on the same day. That blast killed seven people. Investigations continue.