The Prime Minister of DenmarkMette Frederiksen, confirmed that the shooting recorded this Sunday afternoon in a Copenhagen shopping center caused several deaths and the Minister of Justice, Mattias Tesfaye, said that the motive for the attack is unknown.
“Denmark was hit by a vicious attack on Sunday night. Several were killed. Even more injured, ”said Frederiksen in an official statement in which he expressed his condolences. “those who have lost their loved ones”.
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“We still do not know the motive behind this, but I can assure you that the authorities are doing everything possible to get to the bottom of this case so that the person or persons responsible can be prosecuted,” Minister Tesfayer told the press. Danish agency Ritzau.
Earlier, Danish police reported “several injuries and deaths” in the shooting at the Fields shopping center in Copenhagen.
At a news conference, Copenhagen Police Chief Inspector Søren Thomassen said one person was detained in connection with the shooting, saying he was a 22-year-old “ethnic Danish” citizen.
He added that at the moment the reasons for the shooting are unknown, for which the police are also investigating a possible terrorist background, while he spoke of great uncertainty about what happened.