‘Multiple shots’ in shooting at Copenhagen mall
Three people have been killed and three others are in critical condition after a gunman opened fire on a crowded shopping center in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Gunshots were heard around 5:30 p.m. local time in the Field mall, prompting shoppers to flee or hide in stores.
Police Inspector Soren Thomassen said a 22-year-old Dane was arrested in connection with the shooting.
“We don’t have any information that others are involved. That’s what we know now,” Thomassen told a news conference.
Officials said the possibility it was an “act of terrorism” could not yet be ruled out, but it was too early to speculate on the shooter’s motive.
“We were all brutally torn away from the bright summer that had just begun. It’s the world upside down. Heartbreaking. It makes no sense,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in a late-night statement.
“Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.”
2 men and a woman victims of a shooting in Copenhagen, according to the police
Copenhagen police say the victims of Sunday’s shooting include a man in his 40s as well as a young man and a young woman.
In a statement, police said efforts were underway to identify the victims and notify their families.
“Our preliminary investigation continues to indicate that the attacker acted on his own. We are in the process of carrying out a massive and very thorough investigation, which will continue throughout the night and in the days to come, ”said Chief Inspector of Police Søren Thomassen.
Sravasti DasguptaJuly 4, 2022 5:45 a.m.
The field will remain closed for a week
The Field mall, where Sunday’s shooting took place, will be closed for a week.
In a statement posted on its website, the mall said it would remain closed until July 11.
“Tonight we are in a most extraordinary tragic situation, as up to several people have been killed and injured by gunfire at Field’s. A perpetrator has been arrested and there is a massive police presence in and around the center .
“Our thoughts are with the victims of this horrific incident and their loved ones as well as all Field’s staff and the many customers who visited Field’s today.” The police are still investigating this senseless incident and we await their instructions.”
The statement added that mall employees are being offered professional help to deal with the shooting.
Sravasti DasguptaJuly 4, 2022 05:30
Shoppers hid behind counters as gunman opened fire in Copenhagen mall
Witnesses described throwing themselves behind shop counters and cramming into cramped hiding places in fear for their lives after a gunman opened fire at a busy Copenhagen shopping mall on Sunday.
An eyewitness, Rikke Levandovski, told Danish tabloid BT that “people first thought he was a thief”.
“Then I suddenly heard gunshots and threw myself behind the counter inside the store.”
Another eyewitness, a woman named Isabella, told Danish public broadcaster DR that she ran to the toilet after hearing gunshots.
“My friend and I… suddenly we hear gunshots. I hear about ten shots then I run as fast as possible in the toilets. We sneak into these tiny toilets where we are about 11 people,” she said.
Sravasti DasguptaJuly 4, 2022 5:15 a.m.
22-year-old Dane arrested, police say
A 22-year-old Dane has been arrested in connection with Sunday’s shooting at Field’s shopping center in Copenhagen.
“We don’t have any information indicating that others are involved. That’s what we know now,” police inspector Soren Thomassen told a news conference.
He added that while it was too early to speculate on the shooter’s motive, police could not rule out the possibility that it was an “act of terrorism”.
Sravasti DasguptaJuly 4, 2022 05:00
Three dead in shooting at Copenhagen shopping center
Three people have been killed and three others are in critical condition after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at Field’s shopping center in Copenhagen.
Police Inspector Soren Thomassen told a news conference that a man in his 40s and “two youths” had been killed and several others injured.
Gunshots were heard in the crowded mall around 5:30 p.m. local time.
Sravasti DasguptaJuly 4, 2022 4:44 a.m.
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