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Several people killed in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting as 22-year-old suspect arrested

Police in Denmark say several people have been hit by gunshots at a shopping mall in Copenhagen.

The shooting took place at the Field’s shopping centre, one of the largest in Scandinavia.

“One person has been arrested in connection with the shootings,” Copenhagen police tweeted, adding: “We currently cannot reveal more about the person’s identity.”

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“We are present in large numbers in Fields and are working to get an overview. We will update here as soon as we can,” they added on Twitter.

Reuters photographs show people running away from the mall, including families with young children.

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Another shows armed police standing by an ambulance on the street outside.

Photographs shared by local media organisations show heavily armed police attending the scene and at least ten ambulances.

People leave Field's shopping centre, after Danish police said they received reports of shooting, in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3, 2022. Ritzau Scanpix/Olafur Steinar Gestsson via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK.
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The British singer Harry Styles was expected to perform at 8pm this evening at a venue close to the mall.

The concert promoter Live Nation could not immediately be reached for comment.

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