Copenhagen: Chilling video shows shopping mall gunman who killed three in random attack
Harry Styles was due to perform
Chilling video from yesterday's Copenhagen shooting has been circulating online as three people are confirmed dead and another two are in critical condition.
A 22-year-old described as an "ethnic Dane" was arrested following a rampage that claimed the lives of two 17-year-olds and a 47-year-old Russian citizen, according to the BBC. Police chief Soeren Thomassen has since issued a statement and said that the unidentified man likely acted alone. He does not believe the attack was terror-related.
In video circulating online, the gunman can be seen walking through the Fields shopping centre with the firearm over his shoulder, believed to be a Scandinavian Target Rifle. In another video, people can be seen sprinting through the shopping centre and pouring out onto the street.
The videos have since gone viral, with many people from across the globe sharing their prayers.
22 year old Gunman seen and Gunshots heard as people ran for safety as the gunman opened fire at a shopping mall in Copenhagen, Denmark, killing multiple people and injuring others.
The suspect has been arrested. pic.twitter.com/MiDk3HiwY5
— Media On Blast (@mediaonblast) July 3, 2022
Speaking to Danish media, one eye-witness recalled: "Suddenly we hear shots. I think I hear ten shots and then we run through the mall and end up in a toilet, where we huddle together in this tiny toilet, where we are around 11 people.
"It's really hot and we wait and we are really scared. It's been a terrible experience."
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) July 3, 2022
"You didn't know what was happening. Suddenly there was just chaos everywhere," another witness, Emilie Jeppesen, told the Jyllands-Posten newspaper. "We were sitting and going to eat and suddenly we could see people running."
Gunman kills several people in Copenhagen shopping centre: A gunman has opened fire at a busy shopping centre in Copenhagen, killing several people.
A man has been arrested in connection with the attack. pic.twitter.com/dzpoqftExp
— worldnews24eu (@worldnews24eu) July 4, 2022
She added: "Then we first thought 'why do people run?' But then we could hear shots."
Less than a mile from the scene, Harry Styles was due to perform and was forced to cancel the gig. Crowds were already gathering for the show. Taking to Snapchat, the 28-year-old Brit wrote: "My team and I pray for everyone involved in the Copenhagen shopping mall shooting. I am shocked. Love H."
— Presse-fotos.dk (@pressefotosdk) July 3, 2022
"It is incomprehensible. Heartbreaking. Pointless," said Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederikse. "Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second."
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