On Saturday, the Norwegian police held a press conference regarding Wednesday’s act in Kongsberg. The names of the five people killed in the attack, who Espen Andersen Bråthen, 37, is suspected of and has confessed.
Andrea Meyer, 52 years, Hanne Merethe Englund, 56 years, Liv Berit Borge, 75 years, Gunnar Erling Sauve, 75 years and Gun Marith Madsen, 78 years are the five people who died in the attack.
“A fiery soul who knew everyone”
Hanne Merethe Englund, 56, is described as artistic, colorful and a fiery soul.
A neighbor tells VG that she used to have annual summer parties for those who lived in the neighborhood on Hyttegatan. She knew everyone in the area.
– There was a barbecue and a party. She was outgoing and made easy contact with people.
“It is completely incomprehensible, here we do not lock our doors”
Gun Marith Madsen, 78, was also an artist who lived on Hyttegatan. She is described as an aesthetic woman who also knew the people in the neighborhood well, according to VG.
– It is completely incomprehensible, what has happened. Here we do not lock our doors, says one of Gun’s neighbors and friends to the newspaper. They have decided to do what they think Gun wanted.
– Many here are scared now. But we must show that we are taking back our lives.
Couples who met in adulthood
Liv Berit Borge, 75, and Gunnar Erling Sauve, 75, became a couple in adulthood. According to neighbors, they often sat on the porch or outside the house and talked to people who passed by, especially in the summer.
A friend of Liv tells VG that the couple loved to travel.
– It is a little strange to think of all the places they have been, where everything has gone well, and then they are killed at home, she says.
A city in mourning
Andréa Meyer, 52, also lived on Hyttegatan in Kongsberg. A neighbor tells VG that she was very nice, welcoming and a good listener.
The neighbor finds it difficult that the names have been published, but partly also good because “the mourning process can start properly now”.
The neighbors in the area in Kongsberg are strongly influenced by what has happened and have gathered to honor the victims during the week.
Source: nyheter24.se by nyheter24.se.
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