Danish police say a gunman who killed three folks when he opened fireplace on Sunday in Copenhagen’s Subject’s Buying Centre acted alone.
Authorities say he chosen his victims at random all however dominated out Monday that assault was an “act of terrorism”.
The three killed have been a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old lady, each Danes, and a 47-year-old Russian man.
4 extra folks have been hospitalized with gunshot wounds in vital however steady situation.
A complete of 30 folks have been damage. Most have been injured within the panicked crowd after the photographs rang out on the mall.
Police haven’t recognized a motive for Sunday’s assault at one in every of Scandinavia’s greatest procuring facilities. The 22-year-old Danish man carrying a rifle and knife was shortly arrested. Police say the suspect additionally had entry to a different gun. The firearms have been obtained illegally.
The suspect was identified to psychological well being companies however gave no additional particulars on both.
“It was the worst attainable nightmare,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen mentioned Monday, calling the assault, “unusually brutal.”
The final capturing on this scale was in February 2015, when a 22-year-old man was killed in a shootout with police after an assault within the capital that left two folks lifeless and 5 cops wounded.
The suspect arrived for a listening to in a packed courtroom, the place he’s anticipated to be arraigned on three preliminary prices of homicide and 4 of tried homicide, in keeping with Danish media.
Sunday’s assault got here a few week after a capturing in Norway, the place a person opened fireplace throughout a LGBTQ pageant. He killed two and wounded greater than 20.