Multiple people killed in Denmark shopping mall shooting
Several people were killed in the Denmark shooting.
Multiple people have been killed in a mass shooting in Denmark.
The horror incident took place at a shopping centre in Copenhagen.
An official death toll has not yet been confirmed.
Numerous people were also injured in the horrifying attack.
A Danish man (22) opened fire shortly after 5 pm on Sunday, July 3rd.
People were seen running out of the Fields shopping centre in Copenhagen.
Police and emergency services rushed to the scene after the shooting.
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Speaking after the mass shooting, officers confirmed that a Danish man has been detained.
Police issued a statement following his arrest.
"We know that there are several dead, as well as several injured.
“We do not have information that others are involved. This is what we know now."
"One person has been arrested in connection with the shootings," police added.
A full police investigation is now underway.
Police stressed that they are following all leads.
They also said they're not ruling out terrorism.
According to witnesses, people hid in shops during the attack.
Others fled the shopping mall, including women and children.
A Harry Styles concert was due to take place near the shopping mall this evening.
The concert has now been cancelled due to safety concerns.
Thousands of fans were gathered near the venue, which is just 1 mile away from the shopping mall.
Fans have been evacuated from the venue.
A father who was bringing his daughters to see Harry Styles perform was in the mall during the shooting.
He told Danish reporters, "It is pure terror. This is awful. You might wonder how a person can do this to another human being, but it’s beyond … beyond anything that’s possible.”
We're keeping all the victims and their families in our thoughts during this harrowing time.
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