No indication Copenhagen shopping mall shooting was 'act of terror', Danish police say

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Danish police have said there is no indication a shooting at a Copenhagen shopping mall was terror related.

Three people died following the shooting on Sunday afternoon, with several other people injured - four critically.

At a press conference on Monday morning, Copenhagen chief inspector Soren Thomassen said one of the three killed was a Russian citizen living in Denmark, while two Swedes and two Danes were critically wounded.

He added that the gunman who opened fire in a shopping mall in Copenhagen most likely acted alone and selected his victims at random.

Police were called at 5.37pm and 11 minutes later they had arrested the suspect, a 22-year-old "ethnic Dane" man.

The incident happened at the Fields shopping centre to the south of Copenhagen.

Footage shows the alleged gunman to be a man wearing knee-length socks, a vest or sleeveless shirt, and holding what appeared to be a rifle.

Denmark's prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, said the country had been hit by a "cruel attack".

"It is incomprehensible. Heartbreaking. Pointless," she said.

"Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second."

It was the worst gun attack in Denmark since February 2015, when a 22-year-old man was killed in a shootout with police after going on a rampage in the capital which left two people dead and five police officers wounded.

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