Denmark: Several people hit by bullets at shopping mall in Copenhagen

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An ambulance and armed police outside Field’s shopping center in Orestado

Denmark: Several people were gunned down in a shopping mall in Copenhagen on Sunday, Danish police said.

Copenhagen police say a man has been arrested in connection with a shooting at Field’s shopping mall near the city’s airport. Police tweeted that “several people have died,” but did not provide any other details.

Images from the scene showed people running out of malls, and Denmark’s TV2 broadcaster posted a photo of a man being held on a stretcher. Witnesses said people were crying and hid in the 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 explosions”. Really loud bang. It looked like shots were being fired right next to the shop.”

Heavy presence of heavily armed police officers was on hand, with several fire department vehicles also parked outside the mall.

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