MOSS / OSLO (Dagbladet/Expressen): On Tuesday afternoon, the police received reports of several shots outside the Mossehallen in Moss.
A man in his 30s was flown to Ullevål hospital.
The extent of the damage is currently unclear, but according to Dagbladet’s information, the man must have been hit by several shots.
So far, no one has been arrested for the shooting, but the police are hunting for at least two people who are said to have left the scene in what is described as a dark car.
Tape to the Foxtrot network
Wilhelm Bjølseth, the police’s task leader at the scene, stated earlier on Tuesday evening that the man who has been shot is known to them from before.
According to Dagbladet’s information, the suspect is a Swedish man in his mid-30s from the Stockholm area. He has a criminal conviction in his home country – among other things for drug and profit-related crimes.
Furthermore, Dagbladet and the Swedish Expressen are informed that the man is linked to the heavily criminal Foxtrot network in Sweden, which this autumn was involved in a bloody gang war that cost a number of people their lives.
Norwegian police have previously confirmed that the network also operates in Norway.
The East Police District does not currently wish to comment on Dagbladet’s information, beyond the fact that the victim is a Swedish citizen.
– What I can say is that it is a man in his 30s who has been shot, says Harald Holmsen, on-call lawyer in the East police district.
Will not confirm
On Tuesday evening, the group for organized crime in the police district was linked to the investigation.
– It is very early in the investigation. What we have decided so far is that we are hunting perpetrators, says police attorney Christian Finnanger to Dagbladet.
Nor does he want to comment on Dagbladet’s information about the shooting victim’s environmental connections.
– I do not wish to confirm or deny connection to any specific environments. It is something we have to investigate, says Finnanger.
Cooperation across borders
However, Finnanger can state that the police are cooperating with their colleagues in Sweden already this evening.
– It is primarily about information about the victim, as he is a Swedish citizen, says the police attorney.
– It is natural that we look to Sweden and other countries, says the police attorney.
The police have also taken what are described as extra measures on the border with Sweden.
– It is about control of outgoing traffic, says Finnanger.
Bomb attack in Drøbak
Tuesday’s shooting is the second episode in the East police district in a relatively short time, with links to Sweden.
Earlier this autumn, a bomb was detonated outside a residential building in Drøbak, not far from Moss, which the police later linked to similar bomb attacks across the border.
No one was physically injured in the explosion, but extensive material damage was caused to the home’s entrance.
– There is no reason to see these in context as of now, but it is clear that it is something we must investigate, says Finnanger.
As of 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, the health situation of the man who was shot is still unclear.
– The last I have heard is that he is supposed to be seriously injured, says Finnanger.