The killing erupted inside the Fields Mall, the largest in the country, located between downtown city and the airport of the capital.
The shooting at a shopping center in Copenhagen, which left three people dead and several injured on Sunday, cannot be considered an “act of terrorism” on the basis of the available evidence, said Danish police said on Monday.
Law enforcement arrested and charged with homicide a 22-year-old Danish boy who police say was known to psychiatric services and was armed with a gun, ammunition and firearms. a knife during his arrest. He will be questioned by a judge later today.
The type of weapons used by the suspect were legal, police said, but the shooter did not have a license to use them.
Police Chief Soren Thomassen told reporters there was no indication the suspect had acted in conjunction with anyone else.
There was a kind of deliberation and preparation [by the suspect] up to this terrible event, he told a conference release, without providing details of the alleged perpetrator's possible motives.
“Our current assessment is that these are random victims.
— Soren Thomassen, Chief of Police
Drama has rocked Denmark at the end of a week in which the country hosted the three first stages of the Tour de France, an event watched by hundreds of thousands of Danes in the streets.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has called for unity.
The suspected gunman killed two 17-year-olds and a 47-year-old Russian citizen who resided in the country.
Four other people were also shot and injured. Three of them are in stable condition and one remains in critical condition, an emergency medical services official said.
The attack came as many young people had flocked to the mall ahead of a concert by British singer Harry Styles, which was cancelled.
Denmark has been hit by a cruel attack, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has said. Several people were killed. More people, injured. Innocent families shopping or dining.
Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a second, she added in a statement late Sunday evening . I want to encourage Danes to come together and support each other at this difficult time.