A gunman killed and wounded several people at a shooting at the Field’s shopping center in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sunday. Local police have not elaborated on how many people were wounded or dead, saying it was too early to tell, but they did confirm that the police had taken a 22-year-old “ethnic Dane” into custody in connection to the shooting.
Several witnesses described a scene of panic as employees and shoppers at the mall fled through the back rooms of stores. One witness said to a local news station that the shooter “seemed very proud of what he did.”
Denmark is seen as the second-safest country in the world, according to US News & World Report. The last time it experienced anything on this scale was in 2015, when a radicalized attacker killed two people and wounded six others.
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Mahdi Al-Wazni, an eyewitness, told TV 2 News about his experience, saying, “He seemed violent and angry, and he was shouting as he ran and took the gun and smashed the windows.” Al-Wazni added, “You’d think it was an action movie as he walked. He seemed very proud of what he did, I could tell.”
“We have several dead and injured,” said Soren Thomassen of the Copenhagen police at a news conference with sirens wailing in the background. “As you can clearly hear, it’s busy,” he said. “What happens in a tragic event is that we go in on many fronts.”
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