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Two killed, one injured in Bornholm shooting

Two people were shot and killed early Tuesday morning on the island of Bornholm, while a third was seriously injured.

Two killed, one injured in Bornholm shooting
Police on the scene in Rønne. Photo: Morten Brandborg/Scanpix
Bornholm Police said that it received a report of shots fired shortly before 5am Tuesday at a residence in the town of Rønne. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man and a woman shot dead. An additional man was severely wounded by gunfire. 
 
Police believe that the dead man likely killed the woman before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide. 
 
The injured man has been taken to hospital.
 
“It was the severely injured man, aged 68, who reported the shooting incident. He has been taken to Bornholm Hospital, where is condition is fairly stable according to the doctors,” Bornholm Police spokesman Peter Højgaard Jørgensen told Ekstra Bladet. 
 
Police say that a shotgun found at the scene is the likely murder weapon. 
 
Officers are working from the theory that there was a some sort of dispute between the three individuals.
 
“We can’t rule out that there is a fourth person involved but as of now it looks like it was a clash between these three people,” Jørgensen told Berlingske. 
 
Rønne is the largest town on Bornholm, with a population of around 14,000. 

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Copenhagen police lift stop-and-search zone

Police in Copenhagen have announced that stop and search zones put in place following a spate of knife violence in the Danish capital will now be lifted, after no further incidents occurred in the last week.

Copenhagen police lift stop-and-search zone

The stop and search zones (also called “visitation zones”), which were in effect in parts of the Nørrebro and Nordvest neighbourhoods, will not be continued and will expire on Thursday, police confirmed.

Recent weeks have not seen any further incidents, police stated, in reference to a spate of violence that flared in the area at the end of 2022.

When the zones are in effect, police within the zone can stop people and check their possessions without meeting the usual requirements to do so.

The stop-and-search zone was put in place on December 29th in response to five stabbings within a week in Copenhagen. It was extended on January 5th.

At the time, police said they believed several of the stabbings were between young men associated with criminal circles, but that there had been no sign of a conflict between established crime groups.

In Thursday’s tweet, police said that investigations into the incidents were “progressing”. No arrests have yet been made.

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