Copenhagen shopping center shooting kills three, 22-year-old Dane arrested

Copenhagen shopping center shooting kills three, 22-year-old Dane arrested

Panic swept through Copenhagen on Sunday after a gunman opened fire in one of Denmark’s largest shopping malls.

Three people died, three others were injured, some are in critical condition.

When the first shots were heard, more than a hundred people rushed outside the mall, according to footage of the incident. Others were forced to hide inside.

“Suddenly we heard gunshots. I think I counted ten. Then we ran through the mall and took refuge in the restrooms. We were eleven people huddled together in these tiny toilets. It was really hot. We waited with fear in our stomachs. It’s a terrible experience“, says a young girl.

The killing occurred around 5:30 p.m. local time (3:30 p.m. GMT), causing panic. Many visitors were there before a concert by British star Harry Styles in a nearby large hall, which was canceled in the evening.

“It is pure terror. It’s horrible. We wonder how a person can do this to another human being“, said a man who took his two daughters to the concert.

A suspect has been arrested. He is a 22 year old Dane. His motives remain unclear. The authorities do not exclude an act of terrorism.

The last attack in Copenhagen dates back to February 14 and 15, 2015, when a series of Islamist-motivated shootings left two dead and five injured.

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