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Icelandic Man Killed In Norway

Gísli Þór Þórarinsson, a forty year old Icelander residing in Mehamn in Norway was shot and killed last Saturday morning, Fréttablaðið reports. The man’s half-brother is in police custody, thought to have pulled the trigger. A third Icelander who is believed to have been present has been questioned by local police, but denies direct involvement in the tragedy.

Police in Mehamn was notified that a man had been shot around half-past five, early Saturday morning. When they arrived on the scene they found a man in critical condition. Attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful.

The man arrested for the murder is the deceased’s half-brother. Shortly after the shooting he took to Facebook, asking for forgiveness in a post, admitting that he had committed a “heinous act that will follow me for the rest of my life”.

The third man will be brought before a judge today and is expected to be taken into custody while Mehamn police investigates.

According to Vísir, police has been unable to interrogate the suspected shooter, who has been in custody since early Saturday morning, but he is reported to have threatened the deceased before the shooting. In fact, a restraining order is was issued against him by Norwegian authorities on april 17.

According to reports Gísli Þór was a respected member of the Mehamn community. A vigil was held in his memory at a local church Saturday evening.

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