Three young men were shot and injured Monday night in the western Copenhagen suburbs, police said.
According to police, there were five men in a car that was shot at by an unknown assailant at an intersection in Ballerup just before 11pm on Monday. Three of the men were hit and were taken to Herlev Hospital.
Two of the shooting victims were later released from hospital, while the third is expected to undergo a procedure on Tuesday. According to police, none of the victims’ injuries were life-threatening.
Police did not immediately speculate on motive but said they were looking in to whether it was gang-related.
“We don’t yet have personal information on the three men so we haven’t had the opportunity to research whether they have connections to gangs or biker groups. The injured parties have thus far not been particularly communicative,” Steffen Østergaard of Copenhagen Vestegn Police told Ritzau shortly after 12am on Tuesday
Police said that the two men who were in the vehicle but not hit were questioned and released.
Ballerup is located in Copenhagen’s Vestegn area, a collection of western suburbs that according to figures from Statistics Denmark have the highest rates of violent crime in Denmark.