Nfld. & Labrador

Norwegians in N.L. shocked by tragedy

Outside a home in downtown St. John's, a Norwegian flag flies. Inside, Kjell Rustad is still waiting for a call from Norway, his former home, as he awaits word on the fate of friends and relatives in one of the worst mass murders in recent memory.
Norwegian Kjell Rustad reacts Friday's massacre in Norway 4:24

Outside a home in downtown St. John's, a Norwegian flag flies. Inside, Kjell Rustad is still waiting for a call from Norway, his former home, as he awaits word on the fate of friends and relatives in one of the worst mass murders in recent memory.

A gunman dressed in a police officer uniform shot and killed young people at a youth camp in Norway last week. Police said the shooting and a related bombing of a government building claimed the lives of 76 people, down from original estimates of 93.

Rustad has been in touch with relatives in Norway, and said his own children are fine. But he thought it was something that would never happen to his homeland.

"It's a very terrible event, it's difficult to comprehend, nobody would ever think that could happen to Norway," he said. "I couldn't believe that someone could shoot kids."