Police say Copenhagen mall attack ‘not an act of terror’ – follow live

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‘Several hit’ in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting

Three people have been killed and four others are in a critical condition after a gunman opened fire at a crowded shopping centre in Denmark’s Copenhagen.

Gunshots were heard at around 5.30pm local time at the Field’s mall on Sunday afternoon, leading shoppers to flee or hide in stores.

Police say that a 22-year-old Danish man has been arrested in connection with the shooting, and that there is no evidence to suggest it was an act of terror.

Police inspector Soren Thomassen added that there is no indication that the suspect has worked with others or received help from others.

Police said that the three killed include a 17-year-old Danish man, a 17-year-old Danish woman and a 47-year-old man.

The four wounded include two Danish citizens as well as two Swedish citizens.

“We have all been brutally ripped from the bright summer that had just begun. It is incomprehensible. Heartbreaking. Meaningless,” said prime minister Mette Frederiksen in a late night statement on Sunday.

“Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.”

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Copenhagen shooting suspect did not have gun permit

Police said that the 22-year-old suspect who has been arrested in connection with the shooting at Field’s shopping centre did not have a gun permit.

Investigators believe that there was some form of prior consideration and preparation for the attack but refused to comment on the gunman’s motive.

Chief police inspector Søren Thomassen said that whether the motive was revenge or something else can only be commented on later.

Sravasti Dasgupta4 July 2022 08:00
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Police revise number of critically wounded to four

Copenhagen police have released more details of the victims of the shooting at Field’s shopping centre.

At a press conference on Monday morning, chief police inspector Søren Thomassen said that the three killed include a 17-year-old Danish man, a 17-year-old Danish woman and a 47-year-old man.

Police also said that four people have been critically injured in the shooting, revising up this number from three.

This includes two Danish women aged 40 and 19 respectively.

In addition two Swedish citizens – a 50-year-old man and a 16-year-old woman – were also injured and are receiving treatment at hospital.

All four were described as being in critical but stable condition.

<p>People hug each other in front of the Fields shopping mall, where a gunman killed three people on Sunday </p>

People hug each other in front of the Fields shopping mall, where a gunman killed three people on Sunday

Sravasti Dasgupta4 July 2022 07:45
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Police say mall attack ‘not an act of terror’

Copenhagen police have said that there is evidence to suggest that the shooting at Field’s shopping centre was an act of terror.

Chief inspector Søren Thomassen said at a news conference that there is nothing in the investigation, documents or testimony that can substantiate that it was a terror attack.

He added that there is no indication that the suspect has worked with others or received help from others.

<p>Copenhagen Police Chief Inspector Soeren Thomassen gives an update on the investigation of the shooting at Field's shopping mall, a day after the incident, in Copenhagen, Denmark July 4 </p>

Copenhagen Police Chief Inspector Soeren Thomassen gives an update on the investigation of the shooting at Field’s shopping mall, a day after the incident, in Copenhagen, Denmark July 4

Sravasti Dasgupta4 July 2022 07:38
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Scenes of panic at Copenhagen shopping centre

Three people were killed and three others critically injured after a gunman opened fire at a crowded shopping centre in Copenhagen.

Images show moments of panic as shoppers scramble to leave the mall.

Sravasti Dasgupta4 July 2022 07:26
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Eyewitness shares photograph of alleged gunman

An eyewitness named Mahdi Al-Wazni was in the Field’s mall on Sunday when a 22-year-old gunman opened fire in the crowded shopping centre.

Mr Al-Wazni shared photos of the attacker with Danish broadcaster TV2.

“He seemed very violent and angry,” Mr Al-Wazni was quoted as saying.

He said that he had contact with the attacker for about a minute before he went in another direction.

He managed to take a photograph as well as video.

“He spoke directly to me and said it was not real while I was filming him,” he said.

“He seemed very proud of what he did.”

Sravasti Dasgupta4 July 2022 07:07
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Arrest was ‘undramatic’, police say

Copenhagen police said that the 22-year-old man who has been arrested in connection with the shooting at Field’s shopping centre was taken into custody in an “undramatic” manner.

The man was found near a motorway near Field’s, according to the police, around 11 minutes after officers were first alerted to the unfolding attack.

He was arrested with a rifle and ammunition on him at 5.48pm local time on Sunday.Police said that it is possible that he may have had other weapons.

The suspect has been charged with manslaughter but police anticipate that there may be more charges.

Sravasti Dasgupta4 July 2022 06:45
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Gunman’s racist motive not substantiated, police say

Police inspector Søren Thomassen said that while there are theories on social media that there could be a racist motive behind Sunday’s shooting, no evidence has been found to support this claim.

“But it can come,” he added.

Mr Thomassen said that the suspect is known to the police, but only peripherally.

Sravasti Dasgupta4 July 2022 06:30
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Harry Styles cancels Copenhagen concert

Pop star Harry Styles has cancelled his concert in Copenhagen which was scheduled to take place at a venue close to where Sunday’s shooting took place.

“I’m heartbroken along with the people of Copenhagen. I adore this city. The people are so warm and full of love,” he said in a tweet.

“I’m devastated for the victims, their families, and everyone hurting. I’m sorry we couldn’t be together. Please look after each other.”

Styles was due to perform at the Royal Arena.

Sravasti Dasgupta4 July 2022 06:15
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Copenhagen shooting shows gun laws don’t stop shootings, Lauren Boebert says

US Congresswoman Lauren Boebert said that the shooting at a Copenhagen mall on Sunday shows that strict gun laws don’t stop shootings.

In a tweet Ms Boebert said: “There was just a mass shooting in Denmark, a country with some of the strictest gun laws in Europe. It’s time to admit that gun laws DO NOT stop mass shootings!”

Sravasti Dasgupta4 July 2022 06:00
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2 men and a woman victims of Copenhagen shooting, police say

Copenhagen police have announced that the victims of Sunday’s shooting include a man in his forties and a young man and a young woman.

In a statement police said that efforts are underway to identify the victims and inform their families.

“Our preliminary investigation continues to indicate that the perpetrator acted on his own. We are in the process of a massive and very extensive investigation, which will continue throughout the night and in the coming days,” Chief Police Inspector Søren Thomassen said.

Sravasti Dasgupta4 July 2022 05:45

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