Several People Shot at Copenhagen Shopping Mall: Police

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish police said Sunday that several people were shot at a Copenhagen shopping mall, one of the largest in Scandinavia.

Copenhagen police said that one person has been arrested in connection with the shooting at the Field’s shopping mall, which is close to the city’s airport. Police tweeted that “several people have been hit,” but gave no other details.

Copenhagen Mayor Sophie H. Andersen tweeted: “Terrible reports of shooting in Fields. We do not yet know for sure how many were injured or dead, but it is very serious.”

Images from the scene showed people running out of the mall, and Denmark’s TV2 broadcaster posted a photo of a man being put on a stretcher. People were seen hiding in shops and crying, according to witnesses.

Laurits Hermansen told Danish broadcaster DR that he was in a clothing store at the shopping center with his family when he heard “three-four bangs. These bangs were really loud. It sounded like the shots were being fired just next to the store.”

Numerous fire trucks were also seen outside of the shopping center, as well as a large number of police officers with heavy guns.

“One person has been arrested in connection with the shooting at Fields. We currently are not able to say more about the person concerned,” Copenhagen police tweeted. “We have a massive presence at Fields and are working on getting an overview.”

You will find the shopping center in the suburbs of Copenhagen, just opposite a metro line connecting the city’s center to the international Airport. Fields opened in 2004, and is also adjacent to an important highway.

An event by Harry Styles (ex-member of One Direction) was planned for 8 p.m. at the Royal Arena. It wasn’t clear when the concert would take place.

On Snapchat, Styles wrote ”My team and I pray for everyone involved in the Copenhagen shopping mall shooting. I am shocked. Love H.”

A reception was cancelled by the royal palace shortly after the shooting. In a statement, the palace stated that the first three stages of this race took place in Denmark. Reception to take place on royal yacht, moored at Soenderborg (the town that saw the end of the third stage).

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