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Shooting in Copenhagen: the author of the attack in a shopping center is a 22-year-old Dane

the police of Denmark has confirmed that there have been “several injuries and deaths” in the shooting recorded this afternoon at the Fields shopping center in Copenhagen, whose author remains in custody.

In a press conference, the chief inspector of the police of CopenhagenSøren Thomassen, pointed out that the detainee in connection with the shooting is a 22-year-old Danish citizen.

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He added that at the moment The motives for the shooting are unknown.for which the police are also investigating a possible terrorist background, while speaking of great uncertainty about what happened.

He pointed out that there is no indication of the existence of more than one authorbut the police continue to work with the hypothesis that there may be more and will continue to investigate with the intelligence services in this direction until they can confirm with absolute certainty the opposite.

He indicated that around 5:30 p.m. the police received information about a shooting in the Amager district, located between the city center and the airport, after which they sent reinforcements to the area.

People during the evacuation of the Fields shopping center in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 3, 2022. (OLAFUR STEINAR GESTSSON / RITZAU SCANPIX / AFP).

He guaranteed that the security forces will continue to be present with a wide deployment and stressed the need to “be absolutely sure” that the situation is “under control”.

The Danish network TV2 had reported three people admitted in connection with the shooting, according to the statements of the press officer of the Rigshospitalet hospital, Jacob Aaen.

the police of Copenhagen He had previously reported on Twitter that reinforcements were sent to the mall after receiving information about a shooting.

“There have been shots and several people have been hit”he indicated, without specifying victims or deaths, while confirming the arrest of a suspicious person in relation to the shooting.

“Currently we cannot say more about his identity,” he added then.

The mayor of CopenhagenSophie Andersen, spoke on Twitter of a “very serious” incident of which it is still not known for sure how many injured or dead there are.

About 650 meters from the shopping center fields There is also the Royal Arena pavilion, where the British singer Harry Styles was scheduled to hold a concert for which all tickets have been sold and which, according to the organizers, will take place, but apparently it will start a little later than planned.

Styles himself wrote on the Snapchat social network to be “shocked” and stated that he and his entire team are praying for all those affected.

Source: Elcomercio

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