Several people shot dead in a shopping center in Copenhagen, 1 person arrested: Police

Several people were shot dead in a shopping center in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to local authorities.

Danish police said they were responding to reports of shootings at Field’s, which is a shopping mall. One person has been arrested in connection with the shooting, police tweeted.

“We are still present, shots have been fired and several people have been hit. We are working on the scene. Fields people should stay and wait for the police. All other people should stay away from Fields”, tweeted the police via Google Translate.

Armed police arrive at the Field shopping mall, after Danish police said they received reports of gunshots, in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3, 2022.

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Police tweeted that they were still trying to clear the mall and those inside the building should wait where they were until authorities arrived.

PICTURED: People run outside Fields shopping center after reports of gunfire in Oerstad, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3, 2022.

People run outside the Fields shopping center after reports of gunfire in Oerstad, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3, 2022.

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People gather outside the Fields shopping center during the evacuation by armed police in Oerstad, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3, 2022.

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Edwin S. Wolfe