Copenhagen shooting: what happened at Fields shopping mall

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<p>People are seen as police evacuate Fields shopping center in Copenhagen (Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)</p>
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People are seen as police evacuate Fields shopping center in Copenhagen (Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

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According to the police, several people were killed and injured in a shooting in a Copenhagen shopping center.

The suspect in custody is a 22-year-old Dane who was arrested near the Fields shopping center, said Police Inspector Soren Thomassen, head of the Copenhagen Police Task Force.

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What did the police say?

“We know that there are several dead” and “several injured,” Thomassen said at a press conference, adding that terrorism could not be ruled out.

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“We have no information that others are involved. we know that now.”

Pictures from the scene showed people running from the mall and Danish broadcaster TV2 published a photo of a man being placed on a stretcher. Witnesses said people cried and hid in shops.

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Copenhagen Mayor Sophie H. Andersen tweeted: “Terrifying reports of shootings in fields. We don’t yet know exactly how many were injured or killed, but it’s very serious.”

People hug as police evacuate the scene (Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

Witness: “Really loud bang”

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Laurits Hermansen told Danish broadcaster DR that he was with his family in a clothing store in the mall when he heard “Three Four Bang”. Really loud bang. It sounded like the shots were fired right next to the store.”

Police said they were first alerted to the shooting at 5.36pm (4.36pm UK time) on Sunday (3 July).

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A large presence of heavily armed police officers were at the scene, and several fire engines were also parked outside the mall.

Harry Styles concert nearby

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A Harry Styles concert is set to take place in the Danish capital tonight, despite a deadly shootout at a nearby shopping mall.

The former One Direction star, 28, performs at the Royal Arena as part of his Love On Tour shows.

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The PA news agency understands the show is likely to go ahead as law enforcement in the area have told organizers they are safe to do so.

The concert starts at 20:00 local time (19:00 UK time).

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