Denmark is in lockdown after two shootings occurred in the capital of Copenhagen less than 10 hours apart. A massive manhunt is underway after two men were killed, and five others were injured in the attack.
Just after 5 a.m. local time Sunday, police officers also shot and killed a man in a gun battle near Nørrebro Station in Copenhagen, according to a police press statement. The residence where the shooting took place was under observation by police when a man arrived and fired at police. Police are investigating if the person is related to the deadly shootings.
On Saturday afternoon the first shooting took place when a gunman opened fire at an event held to discuss religion and freedom of speech in Copenhagen. The event included cartoonist Lars Vilks, a Swedish artist who had previously been targeted for his drawings of the Prophet Muhammad. One civilian died and three police officer were injured in that attack.
In the second shooting at 1:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, a gunman targeted a Copenhagen synagogue, one man was shot in the head and two officers were shot in their limbs, according to authorities. Police confirmed in a press conference early Sunday morning one of the victims has since died… see more