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Moment bow-and-arrow attacker fires at hiding customers in Co-op killing spree

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A chilling video showed the moment crazed killer Espen Andersen Bråthen carrying a bow-and-arrow attack inside a Co-op Extra supermarket in a Norwegian town.

The 38-year-old killer was charged with five murders, eleven attempted murders and 13 cases of serious threats committed on October 13 last year after he went on a rampage in Kongsberg, 41 miles southwest of Oslo.

CCTV inside the supermarket released at Buskerud District Court shows the maniac rushes into the store holding his bow and searching for customers between rows of shelves.

Bråthen is seen walking on the plinth, and is wearing a white singlet and gray trousers.

He then grabs an arrow and fires it at the shoppers who are hiding behind cabinets.

Later he headed towards Hyttegata where he met several people whom he shot arrows at, before laying down his bow.

The killing spree left five people dead and two wounded – including one police officer who got hit by an arrow in his back.

During the trial yesterday (Wednesday, May 18), Bråthen mentioned he was having a fear of going blind and started thinking about being born again, reported VG Newspaper.

When asked by public prosecutor Andreas Christiansen why he had armed himself, Bråthen answered that his thought when he left home was to kill.

Mr Christiansen believed that Bråthen left his apartment just after 6.00pm, and that he was armed with a bow, several dozen arrows and four knives.

He also had an arrowhead fastened around his hip with 60 different types of arrows in it.

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Bråthen has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia since 2007.

He has been admitted to psychiatric institutions several times over the years but reports stated that he had been without treatment for the last two and a half years before the attack.

When the judge asked if he pleaded guilty to all or part of the indictment, he answered: "For the whole, I admit guilt for the whole thing."

The trial continues until June 17.

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