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Woman 'executed' by ex-husband: police

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Woman 'executed' by ex-husband: police
The woman was shot in Hvidore Butikstorv on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Ole Mik/Scanpix
22:21 CEST+02:00
Police suspect that the man who shot his ex-wife in broad daylight in a Copenhagen suburb did so with the full intention of killing her.
Thursday afternoon’s fatal shooting of a 28-year-old woman was an “execution” by her ex-husband, police say. 
 
The woman was shot in a public square in the Copenhagen suburb of Hvidore. 
 
“It was a violent episode. To my mind, it is a definitive execution when you fire so many shots. Then you are more are less certain that the person in question is going to die,” police spokesman Carsten Johanson told Danmarks Radio. 
 
According to the police, the woman had numerous gun shot wounds to her chest. She died shortly after the incident. 
 
Police arrested the woman’s 33-year-old ex-husband roughly three hours after the shooting. Police also found what they believe was the murder weapon. 
 
According to DR, authorities will carry out an autopsy on Friday to discover how many times the woman was shot.
 
The suspect is due to face preliminary questioning on Friday. 
 
Both the victim and the suspect are subscribed as being Turkish Danes. They have one child together. 
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