Several people shot in Denmark shopping center, police say

Danish police said on Sunday that several people had been shot dead in a shopping center in Copenhagen.

“One person has been arrested in connection with the Fields shooting. We can’t say more about the person involved at the moment,” Copenhagen police tweeted.

“We are massively present at Fields and are working on getting an overview.”

Earlier, police tweeted that “several people were hit”, but did not provide other details about the condition of those people.

There was a huge presence of heavily armed police officers, and several fire engines were also parked outside the mall.

Footage from the scene showed people running out of the mall, and Danish broadcaster TV2 shared a photo of a man being put on a stretcher.

Armed police stand by an ambulance outside a shopping center in Copenhagen after a shooting on Sunday. Police say one person is in custody. (Olafur Steinar Gestsson/Ritzau Scanpix/The Associated Press)

Witnesses said people were crying and hiding in shops. Laurits Hermansen told Danish broadcaster DR that he was with his family in a clothing store in the shopping center when he heard “three-four bangs”. Really loud bangs. It sounded like the shots were fired right next to the store.”

Copenhagen Mayor Sophie H. Andersen tweeted: “Terrible reports of shootings in Fields. We are not yet sure how many people have been injured or killed, but it is very serious.”

The shopping center is located on the outskirts of Copenhagen, opposite a metro line connecting the city center with the international airport. A major highway also runs adjacent to Fields.

Several people shot in Denmark shopping center, police say
Women comfort each other outside Field’s mall after Sunday’s shooting. (Olafur Steinar Gestsson / Ritzau Scanpix / Reuters)

British singer Harry Styles was set to perform later in the evening at a concert venue less than a mile from the mall.

The concert will go ahead as planned after close consultation with police, and half of the audience has already entered the venue, concert promoter Live Nation said in an emailed response to Reuters.

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