The gunman acted alone and seems to have chosen his victims at random, they stated on Monday.
Authorities filed preliminary expenses of homicide and tried homicide towards a 22-year-old Danish man, who can be held for twenty-four days in a safe psychological well being facility whereas authorities examine the crime, prosecutor Søren Harbo informed reporters.
Danish police consider a purchasing centre taking pictures that left three individuals lifeless and 4 others severely wounded was not terror-related.
Police have stated the person was recognized to psychological well being providers with out elaborating.
Police haven’t recognized a motive for Sunday’s assault inside considered one of Scandinavia’s largest purchasing centres.
The suspect, carrying a rifle and knife, was rapidly arrested, and Copenhagen chief police inspector Soren Thomassen stated the person additionally had entry to a different gun. He stated the firearms had been obtained illegally however gave no additional particulars.
“It was the worst potential nightmare,” stated Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, calling the assault “unusually brutal”.
The three killed had been a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old woman, each Danes, and a 47-year-old Russian man, in accordance with Mr Thomassen.
4 extra individuals had been taken hospital with gunshot wounds and had been in a important however steady situation.
In all 30 individuals had been damage, most within the panicked stampede after the photographs rang out on the Area’s purchasing centre, on the outskirts of the Danish capital.
Gun violence is comparatively uncommon in Denmark.
The final taking pictures on this scale was in February 2015, when a 22-year-old man was killed in a shootout with police after an assault within the capital that left two individuals lifeless and 5 cops wounded.
The suspect, who can’t be named by courtroom order, was introduced earlier than a decide on Monday in a packed courtroom to face three preliminary expenses of homicide and 4 of tried homicide.
That’s a step in need of formal expenses however permits authorities to maintain an individual in custody throughout an investigation.
The decide requested media to depart and held the detention listening to behind closed doorways. He’ll stay in custody till July 28, police stated.