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Denmark: Gunman kills three in shopping mall

Denmark: Gunman kills three in shopping mall

Copenhagen, July 4 (UNI) A gunman opened fire at one of Denmark's biggest shopping malls and killed three people and wounded several others, three of them critically, BBC reported on Monday.
Police said they have arrested a 22-year-old man and charged him with the attack which sparked panic among shoppers at Field's mall in south Copenhagen.
Police chief Soeren Thomassen said the motive for the attack was as yet unclear and he said they could not rule out an "act of terrorism".
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Denmark had suffered a cruel attack.
Sending condolences to those who had lost loved ones, she said she wanted to encourage Danes to stand together and support each other in this difficult time.
Denmark's royal family said their "deepest sympathy" was with "the victims, their relatives and all those who are affected by the tragedy".
The shopping mall attack suspect was in possession of a rifle and ammunition when he was arrested, police said.
The suspect, described by police as an "ethnic Dane", will face questioning by a judge on Monday.
Police say they have no indication that other attackers were involved and urged shop owners to preserve any video surveillance footage they might have.

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