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Shots fired in Copenhagen mall, several victims, one arrest

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 Shots fired in Copenhagen mall several victims one arrest
Shots fired in Copenhagen mall, several victims, one arrest

1 Gunfire in a Copenhagen shopping mall on Sunday left multiple victims, Danish police said, adding that they had arrested one person in connection with the shooting but gave no details about a potential motive.

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2 Police reinforcements have been deployed around the large Field’s shopping mall in the Amager district, between the city center and the airport, Copenhagen police wrote on Twitter.

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3 “We are at the scene, shots were fired and several people were injured,” they said.

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4 Footage from the scene showed women carrying their children and ambulance personnel carrying people on stretchers.

5 “Terrible reports of shootings in Fields. We still don’t know for sure how many are injured or dead, but it is very serious,” Copenhagen Mayor Sophie Andersen said in a social media post.

6 According to public broadcaster DR, at least three people were being treated at the hospital.

7 Eyewitnesses cited by Danish media said they saw more than 100 people running towards the exit of the shopping center when the first shots were heard.

8 “We could see a lot of people suddenly running towards the exit and then we heard a bang. Then we ran out of Field’s too,” Thea Schmidt, who was in the mall at the time of the attack, told TV2.

9 One arrest Police urged people in the building to wait inside for his arrival and asked others to stay away from the area.

10 In addition, the police asked that witnesses contact them and asked those who had visited the mall to contact their relatives.

11 “One person has been arrested in connection with the Fields shooting. We cannot currently say anything more about the identity of him,” Copenhagen police later said in a post on Twitter, but did not elaborate on a possible motive for the shooting.

12 At around 7:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. GMT), the roads around the mall were blocked, the subway was stopped and a helicopter was flying over the area, according to an AFP correspondent at the scene.

13 A heavily armed policeman prevented passers-by from approaching and the locals from returning to their homes.

14 The shooting comes just over a week after a gunman opened fire near a gay bar in Oslo, neighboring Norway, killing two people and wounding 21 others.

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