A 22-year-old Danish man was arrested after the taking pictures, Copenhagen police inspector Soren Thomassen informed reporters, including there was no indication that anybody else was concerned within the assault, although police had been nonetheless investigating.
He later stated the gunman more than likely acted alone and chosen his victims at random.
Danish police say three individuals had been killed and 4 others critically harm after a taking pictures at a purchasing centre in Copenhagen.
Investigators don’t consider the assault was terror-related.
Gun violence is comparatively uncommon in Denmark.
The taking pictures occurred within the late afternoon at Subject’s, one of many greatest purchasing centres in Scandinavia and situated on the outskirts of the Danish capital.
Mr Thomassen stated the victims included a person in his 40s and two “younger individuals” – two Danes and one Russian citizen. A number of others had been injured, 4 of them – two Danes and two Swedes – critically, he added.
He stated police acquired the primary studies of a taking pictures at 5.37pm, and arrested the suspect 11 minutes later. Mr Thomassen described the suspect as an “ethnic Dane”, a phrase sometimes used to imply somebody is white.
Danish broadcaster TV2 printed a grainy picture of the alleged gunman, a person sporting knee-length shorts, a vest or sleeveless shirt, and holding what seemed to be a rifle in his proper hand.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stated the Scandinavian nation had been hit by a “merciless assault”.
“It’s incomprehensible. Heartbreaking. Pointless,” she stated. “Our lovely and normally so secure capital was modified in a cut up second.”
Photographs from the scene confirmed individuals working out of the mall, and TV2 posted a photograph of a person being placed on a stretcher. After the taking pictures, an infinite contingent of closely armed cops patrolled the realm, with a number of hearth division autos additionally parked outdoors the centre.
The royal palace stated a reception with Crown Prince Frederik related to the Tour de France biking race had been cancelled.
The primary three levels of the race had been held in Denmark this yr. The reception was as a result of be held on the royal yacht that’s moored in Soenderborg, the city the place the third stage ended.
In a joint assertion, Queen Margrethe, her son Crown Prince Frederik and his spouse, Crown Princess Mary, stated: “We don’t but know the total extent of the tragedy, however it’s already clear that extra individuals have misplaced their lives and that much more have been injured.