Several people were killed in Copenhagen Mall on Sunday. Police arrested a 22-year-old Danish man and could not rule out it was an “act of terrorism”.
The attack rocked Denmark at the end of an otherwise joyful week, just after it hosted the first three stages of the Tour de France cycle race, in an event that had sent thousands of cheering Danes into streets across the country.
The shooting unfurled on Sunday at different areas inside Field’s, a retail plaza in the Danish capital, he likewise said.
Web-based entertainment film showed individuals going through the shopping center and vigorously equipped police officers on the scene.
Observer Joachim Olsen, a previous Danish lawmaker and competitor, let CNN know that he was en route to a rec center inside Field’s the point at which he saw huge gatherings leaving the shopping center.
“It seemed to be something, sadly, similar to something you would see from a school shooting in the US, individuals emerging with their hands over their heads,” Olsen said.
“Denmark was hit by a cruel attack on Sunday night. Several were killed. Even more wounded. Innocent families shopping or eating out. Children, adolescents and adults,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in a statement late on Sunday.
“Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second,” she said. “I want to encourage the Danes to stand together and support each other in this difficult time.”
Film distributed by newspaper Ekstra Bladet showed one individual being conveyed by salvage laborers into an emergency vehicle on a cot.
“Individuals previously thought it was a hoodlum … Then I unexpectedly hear shots and hurled myself behind the counter inside the store,” an observer, Rikke Levandovski, told telecaster TV2.