Several people were killed and injured in a shooting at a shopping center in Copenhagen on Sunday, local police said.
Soren Thomassen of Copenhagen police did not specify how many people were killed and he declined to provide any details on the motive, saying it was too early. Information on the condition of the injured was not provided.
He said police arrested a 22-year-old Dane in connection with the shooting. Police said they did not rule out the possibility that more than one person was involved in the shooting.
“We have a number of dead and wounded,” Thomassen said at a news conference at police headquarters.
“As you can clearly hear, it’s busy,” he said. “What happens in a tragic event is that we have to go on many fronts.”
The shooting happened at Field’s, the largest shopping mall in Denmark.
Videos and photos posted on social media show people run out of the mall and its outer lining ambulance. Armed police officers were running near the mall and a helicopter hovered overhead.
A shopping mall employee told a local news agency that “lots of people” ran to seek shelter in the Kentucky Fried Chicken at Field’s. Staff barricaded the doors and stayed there for about 45 minutes, the employee said.
One witness, Mahdi Al-Wazni, told TV 2 News that he saw the gunman.
“He seemed violent and angry, and he was screaming as he ran and got his gun and smashed the window,” he said. “You would think it was an action movie when he walked away. He seems very proud of what he has done, I can tell.”
Other witnesses described scenes of panic and employees helping shoppers flee through the back rooms of stores.