LONDON — Not less than three folks had been killed and 7 others had been critically wounded in a capturing at a Copenhagen shopping center on Sunday, authorities mentioned.

Individuals are seen operating in the course of the evacuation of the Fields procuring heart after studies of a capturing in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 3, 2022.

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Police responded to studies of a capturing on the Area’s procuring heart in Denmark’s capital simply earlier than 5:30 p.m. native time on Sunday. A boy and a woman, each 17-year-old Danish residents, and a 47-year-old Russian man had been killed when a gunman opened fireplace there, in response to Copenhagen chief police inspector Søren Thomassen.

PHOTO: Armed Police arrive at Field's shopping center, after Danish police said they received reports of shooting, in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3, 2022.

Armed Police arrive at Area’s procuring heart, after Danish police mentioned they obtained studies of capturing, in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3, 2022.

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4 folks — a Swedish 16-year-old lady, a Danish 19-year-old girl, a 40-year-old Danish girl, and a 50-year-old Swedish man — had been “severely injured,” in response to police.

Three others, a 15-year-old Danish lady, a 17-year-old Danish lady, and a 45-year-old Afghan citizen who lives in Denmark, had been “barely injured,” police mentioned.

A number of others suffered minor accidents whereas fleeing the mall, Thomassen mentioned.

PHOTO: People run in front of the Fields shopping center after reports of shots fired in Oerstad, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3, 2022.

Individuals run in entrance of the Fields procuring heart after studies of pictures fired in Oerstad, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3, 2022.

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The suspect — a 22-year-old man with a historical past of psychological well being points — was arrested on the scene, in response to Thomassen. He was anticipated to be arraigned in a Danish court docket on Monday on preliminary costs of homicide.

He’s being held at at a closed psychiatric ward, mentioned authorities, who didn’t know the gunman’s motive for the capturing.

PHOTO: People gather in front of the Fields shopping center during evacuation by armed police in Oerstad, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3 2022.

Individuals collect in entrance of the Fields procuring heart throughout evacuation by armed police in Oerstad, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3 2022.

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Thomassen mentioned the victims appeared to have been randomly focused and the gunman was believed to have acted alone. There was additionally nothing to counsel terrorism, he mentioned.

“There’s nothing in our investigation, or the paperwork we have now reviewed, or the issues we have now discovered, or the witnesses’ statements we have now gotten, that may substantiate that that is an act of terrorism,” the police inspector informed reporters throughout a press convention Monday.

The lethal capturing stays below investigation.