Several people were killed at shopping centre in Denmark
Several people have been killed in a shooting incident at a shopping centre in Denmark's capital today.
The number or condition of all the people struck by shots was not immediately available amid confusion over what had occurred at one of Scandinavia’s biggest malls.
The shopping centre is on the outskirts of Copenhagen, just across from a subway line that connects the city centre with the international airport.
A 22-year-old Danish man was arrested after the shooting, Copenhagen police inspector Søren Thomassen told reporters, adding there was no indication that anyone else was involved, though police were still investigating.
The chief police inspector also said the force was not ruling out the possibility that the incident at the Field's shopping centre, one of the largest in Scandinavia, was terror-related.
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