Photos from teen camp shooting, none are graphic but still very disturbing.
For those of you not familiar with the story, a political extremist is suspected to have bombed a building in Oslo, Norway then he traveled to a Youth Camp where the Prime Minister was supposed to be speaking that day. He said he was just checking on things due to the bombing. He started shooting people in mass, not everyone knew where the gun fire was coming from. He would tell people to run to him for safety and when they ran to him he would shoot them. You can read a full summary of the story and the bombing here.
Really terrifying details are being released about the incident, such as this girl’s story:
A 15-year-old camper named Elise said she heard gunshots, but then saw a police officer and thought she was safe. Then he started shooting people right before her eyes.
‘I saw many dead people,’ said Elise. ‘He first shot people on the island. Afterwards he started shooting people in the water.’
Elise said she hid behind the same rock that the killer was standing on. ‘I could hear his breathing from the top of the rock,’ she said. In panic, the girl phoned her parents, whispering to them what was going on.
‘They told me not to panic and that everything would be OK,” she said.
Her parents also told her to get rid of a brightly coloured jacket she was wearing to not draw attention to herself. She said it was impossible to say how many minutes passed while she was waiting for him to stop
God. That’s so scary. Can you imagine getting a call like that from your kid? This really (REALLY. Right now) makes me feel sick to my stomach, and reading through it just keeps making me want to cry. Imagine being on A TINY ISLAND trying to hide. It’s like a fucked up version of The Most Dangerous Game.
These few photos are especially disturbing to me because it really does show that it was basically like being hunted. Those kids obviously fled to the coast of the tiny island and hoped he wouldn’t go around the island trying to find them. Obviously he did. I mean, he had a TON of time. People on th news keep saying there has to be a second gunman and there’s no way one man could’ve done all that. IT TOOK COPS 30 MINUTES TO GET THERE. He was the only person on the island with a gun. He had on body armor. What can you do except run? The death toll of 85 (and rising) doesn’t surprise me at all.
This is a photo of SWAT teams finally arriving to the island and rescuing some kids that were hiding from the gunman. Can you IMAGINE how scary it would be to see a bunch of police officers with guns after someone dressed like a cop just tried to kill everyone? In one way you’d feel safe but at the same time you’d wonder if they’re really who they say they are. It’s also strange to see how many kids weren’t dressed. I wonder if they were all trying to swim away or something.
Two teenage boys wrapped in blankets are evacuated from the island by rescue workers. In a way I’m thankful that the camp was full of teenagers that were able to at least run quickly and use critical thinking to hide themselves instead of really young kids that surely would’ve suffered more casualties.
I can’t say anything but my prayers and thoughts go out to the city of Oslo and the people of Norway. I can’t imagine the pain they’re experiencing. It’s a truly heinous crime that was committed, and obviously out of cold blood to kill children like that. I hope the man is brought to justice.