Three people were killed and three others were seriously injured in a shooting at a shopping mall in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, on Sunday.
“One of the three injured is in his 40s and two are young,” said Danish police inspector Soren Thomasen.
“A 22-year-old Danish man has been arrested after the shooting,” Inspector Soren Thomason told reporters.
However, he said there was no evidence that anyone else was involved in the incident, although police were investigating.
Incidents of gun violence are rare in Denmark.
According to Inspector Soren Thomason, “it is too early to say what caused the shooting in the afternoon in a large shopping mall field in the Scandinavian suburb of the capital.”
According to an eyewitness, “As soon as they heard the sound of gunfire, some people hid inside the shops while some people ran away in fear, which led to a stampede.”
Hans Christian Stolts, a 53-year-old IT consultant who came to buy tickets for a concert for his daughters near a shopping mall on Sunday night, said: “This is pure terrorism, this is a horrible incident.”
Inspector Soren Thomason did not provide exact figures for the number of people killed and injured, but said “many people have been killed and injured in the incident.”
He also said the suspect was a white racist.
TV 2, a Danish TV channel, has shown a blurry image of the alleged attacker. The photo shows the alleged attacker wearing a sleeveless T-shirt and knee-length shorts with a rifle in his hand.
“The attacker looked very violent and angry,” Mehdi al-Wazani, an eyewitness, told TV2. He was very proud of what he was doing. “
The Prime Minister of Denmark, Matt Friedrichson, has said in a statement that his country has been the target of a “brutal attack”.