Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Gunman Kills Three in Copenhagen Shopping Mall



A gunman has killed three people and injured another four at a shopping mall in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen.

Police said the victims were two Danish 17-year-olds and a 47-year old Russian citizen. Two Danes and two Swedes are in critical condition in hospital.

Police Chief Soeren Thomassen said 22-year-old man, described as an ethnic Dane, was arrested minutes after the shooting at Field’s centre and reports said he had mental health issues and there is no indication that it was a terrorist attack.

The suspect, who has not been identified, will face questioning by a judge on Monday.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Denmark had suffered a cruel attack and called for cooperation in what she described as a difficult time.

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

Police said the suspect had a rifle and ammunition when he was arrested.

They have no indication that other attackers were involved and urged shop owners to preserve any video surveillance footage they might have.