Police say shooting spree "catastrophic," death toll may surpass 80

12:14, July 23, 2011      

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The death toll may surpass 80 in the shooting spree at a youth camp near Norway's capital city, police said early Saturday.

A gunman wearing police uniforms and police identification landed on a small island about 40 kilometers west of Oslo, shooting people at a youth camp two hours after the deadly bomb explosion rocked the government building quarters in the Norwegian capital city. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Earlier reports put the shooting death toll at 10.

The shooting is of "catastrophic dimensions" and many more victims had been discovered, Police director Oystein Maeland told a news conference.

"The updated information we know now is at least 80," he said.

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