At least three people have been killed and several more have been wounded in a shooting at a shopping mall in the Danish capital, Copenhagen.
Police Inspector Soren Thomassen told reporters that a 22-year-old Danish man was arrested over Sunday’s shooting and charged with manslaughter.
He said there was no indication that anyone else was involved in the attack, and said that it was too early to speculate on a motive for the shooting.
The attack rocked Denmark at the end of an otherwise joyful week, just after it hosted the first three stages of the Tour de France cycle race. The event had sent hundreds of thousands of cheering Danes into the streets across the country.
The shooting happened in the late afternoon at Field’s, one of the biggest shopping malls in Scandinavia and located on the outskirts of the Danish capital.
The shooting comes just more than a week after a gunman opened fire outside a gay bar in Oslo in neighbouring Norway, killing two people and wounding 21 others.
It was also the worst gun attack in Denmark since February 2015, when a 22-year-old man was killed in a shoot-out with police after going on a shooting spree in the capital that left two people dead and five police officers wounded.
Source: Al Jazeera