News of Denmark mall shooting: Several dead, terrorism not ruled out

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Several people died on Sunday Copenhagen, Demnarkon Sunday after a gunman opened fire at a mall.

Soren Thomassen, head Copenhagen Police Operations The unit said during a press conference that the gunman, 22, had been arrested, adding that there were “several” dead and wounded, but did not give specific numbers.

“There are a few injured, and now we also know that there are a few dead,” Thomassen said. “We have no information that others are involved. This is what we know now.”

He also said that terrorism cannot be ruled out at the moment.

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More detailed information about the incident was not reported at the press conference.

Police became aware of the shooting at the Field shopping center in the Danish capital around 5:36 p.m., followed by a massive law enforcement presence.

“One person has been arrested in connection with the shooting in Fields. We cannot say more about the person involved at this time,” the Copenhagen police tweeted. “We have a huge presence at Fields and are working on a review.”

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Rikke Lewandowski, a witness to the shooting, told TV2 in Denmark that the suspect allegedly shot into the crowd.

“He just shoots at the crowd, not at the ceiling or the floor,” she added. Lewandowski said. “People at first thought it was a thief… Then I suddenly heard gunshots and rushed behind the counter inside the store.”

Footage from the scene shows several people on stretchers being placed into ambulances, as well as people frantically fleeing the mall.

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The shooting came just hours before Harry Styles was scheduled to take the stage at a nearby arena as part of his Love On Tour.

Daniel Wallace of Fox News, Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.