OSLO, August 11 (Xinhua) -- The person found dead after a shooting at a mosque in Baerum, a municipality west of Oslo, on Saturday appeared to be a young woman related to the shooter, public broadcaster NRK reported on Sunday.
A Norwegian man in his 20s entered the mosque in Al-Noor Islamic Center in Bearum Saturday afternoon and started shooting, injuring a person. The perpetrator was arrested and was said to be injured as well.
The police searched the area and found a dead person afterwards. "We view the death as suspicious and investigate the death as a possible homicide," said Rune Skjold, acting head of the Joint Intelligence Unit of the Oslo Police.
"The young woman found dead at Eiksmarka has a family relationship with the arrested person. The dead person was found by police when we entered the home where the arrested man lives. The arrested man is charged with killing her," the police reported.
According to media reports, a person with the same name as the shooter praised online Australian shooter Brenton Harrison Tarrant who killed 51 people in two mosques in New Zealand in March.
The police are currently investigating the suspect's internet activity.
"We are aware that he has left some messages on the internet, social media and discussion forums. We will further investigate this," Skjold said.