Shooting at mall in Denmark leaves several dead

Several people have been killed in a shooting at a shopping centre in the Danish capital Copenhagen, police say.

Announcing the deaths, police chief Soren Thomassen said a 22-year-old Danish man has been arrested in connection with the attack.

He said the motive was unclear, but did not rule out terrorism.

Eyewitnesses have spoken of panic among shoppers as gunfire rang out inside the Field’s mall in the south of the city.

Emilie Jeppesen told Jyllands-Posten newspaper: “You didn’t know what was happening. Suddenly there was just chaos everywhere.”

Another witness, Mahdi Al-Wazni, told TV 2 that the shooter had carried a “hunting rifle”.

Field’s is the largest shopping centre in Denmark, with over 140 shops and restaurants.

British singer Harry Styles was due to perform at a venue less than a mile from the shopping centre later on Sunday evening.

Organisers wrote on Facebook that the concert would go ahead after close co-ordination with local police. (BBC)

 

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