Three people were killed and three others seriously injured in a shootout at a Copenhagen shopping mall on Sunday.
Police said they first received reports of the shooting at around 5.35pm at Fields Shopping Center and around 13 minutes later arrested a 22-year-old suspect, whom they described as ‘ethnicly Danish according to Local Denmark and others. media. Copenhagen Police Inspector Søren Thomassen said it was too early to speculate on the motive for the attack, but officials believe the suspect acted alone.
“Our preliminary investigation continues to indicate that the attacker acted on his own. We are conducting a massive and very thorough investigation, which will continue through the night and into the days to come,” Thomassen said in a statement.
Those killed are a man in his forties, a young man and a young woman. Police said they were seeking information from any witnesses and anyone who may have filmed the shooting.
“We were all brutally torn away from the bright summer we had just begun. It is beyond comprehension. Heartbreaking. Insignificant,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in a statement, offering condolences to those whose loved ones died or were injured. “Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.”
A Harry Styles concert scheduled for Sunday at a nearby event venue has been cancelled, the British singer writing on Twitter“I am heartbroken with the people of Copenhagen. I love this city. The people are so warm and full of love. I am devastated for the victims, their families and all who suffer. I’m sorry we can’t be together. Please take care of each other.