Several People Killed in Shooting at Copenhagen Shopping Mall; 22-Year-Old Man in Custody as Danish Police Says They Can’t Rule Out ‘Act of Terrorism’

The alleged shooter wandering around inside Field’s Shopping Centre / MAHDI AL WAZNI

Danish police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a deadly shooting at a Copenhagen shopping mall.

Police chief Soeren Thomassen said the motive was unclear, but that he could not rule out an “act of terrorism”.

Mr Thomassen said several people had been killed in Sunday’s shooting, adding it was too early to provide exact figures.

Eyewitnesses have spoken of panic among shoppers as gunfire rang out inside the Field’s mall in the south of the city.

People comforted each other outside the shopping centre / REUTERS
Security forces secured the scene / REUTERS

Emilie Jeppesen told Jyllands-Posten newspaper: “You didn’t know what was happening. Suddenly there was just chaos everywhere.”

Another witness, Mahdi Al-Wazni, told TV2 that the shooter had carried a “hunting rifle”.

Speaking at a news conference on Sunday evening, Mr Thomassen said it was too early to say how many people had been harmed in the attack.

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SOURCE: BBC, Matt Murphy