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3 killed, 4 injured in shooting at shopping mall in Copenhagen

At least three people were killed and four others were critically wounded in a shooting at a Copenhagen shopping mall on Sunday, authorities said.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at the Field’s shopping center in Denmark’s capital just before 5:30pm local time on Sunday.

A boy and girl, both 17-year-old Danish citizens, and a 47-year-old Russian man were killed when a gunman opened fire there, according to Copenhagen chief police inspector Søren Thomassen.




As of Monday, four people remain hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Several others suffered minor injuries while fleeing the mall, Thomassen said.

The suspect was arrested at the scene, according to Thomassen. The man was expected to be arraigned in a Danish court on Monday on preliminary charges of murder.

The deadly shooting remains under investigation. While a motive was unknown, Thomassen said the victims appeared to have been randomly targeted and the gunman was believed to have acted alone.