A Swedish national, identified with the infamous Foxtrot crime network, was the victim of a targeted shooting outside Mossehallen in Moss, Norway, on Tuesday afternoon. The man, in his 30s, was rapidly airlifted to Ullevaal Hospital, with the severity of his injuries still undisclosed.
Øst Police District Seeks Swedish Cooperation
The Øst Police District has taken over the investigation, with prosecutor Christian Finnanger at the helm. In light of the victim's criminal background and his Swedish nationality, the Norwegian police have sought assistance from their Swedish counterparts, implementing operational measures at the border to prevent the possible escape of the assailants. Despite the gravity of the case, national investigative body Kripos has not been called upon yet.
The Foxtrot Network's Expansion into Norway
The Foxtrot network, notorious for its violent internal conflicts and criminal activities, is led by Rawa Majid, known as 'The Kurdish Fox.' Previously known for its operations in Bosnia, Turkey, and Sweden, it was confirmed in September that the network has extended its operations to Norway. They are suspected of involvement in a recent kidnapping incident in Trondheim. The police see a possible connection between the assailant or assailants and the victim, suggesting that the shooting was not a random act but a targeted assault.
In the wake of the shooting, the Norwegian authorities are actively seeking information that could lead to the identification and capture of at least two suspects.