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Three jailed over mall shooting in Copenhagen

A total of nine people are now in police custody over Wednesday's shooting in Fields which may have been connected to another shooting incident earlier in the month.

Three jailed over mall shooting in Copenhagen
One of the suspected perpetrators is seen being processed by police. Christoffer Nubbe Svensson/Scanpix
Copenhagen Police said on Sunday that three people involved in last week’s shooting at the shopping centre Fields will be be held in custody for an additional 25 days. 
 
 
The three young men made a court appearance on Sunday morning, where the judge extended their initial custody. 
 
Two people were injured in the Wednesday shooting, which took place in the Fields parking lot, located in the Amager district. 
 
One person was shot in the arm and the other in the back.
 
"The case, which is being investigated as an attempted murder, has thus far shown that two groups intentionally sought a confrontation. There were threats made with guns and knives. The situation ended with shots being fired from at least two weapons and two men, aged 17 and 18, being wounded," police spokesman Lau Thygesen said in a press release. 
 
Police believe that the shooting was a gang-related confrontation between two rival groups. 
 
On Thursday, six members of the other involved group were put in custody. All denied the charges against them.
 
News agency Ritzau reported that the Fields shooting may be related to a separate shooting incident in the Copenhagen suburb of Herlev on March 11th, in which a 21-year-old was critically injured. 
 
Police on Sunday would neither confirm nor deny that report. 

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Police investigate shooting, assault in Copenhagen suburb

A 21-year-old has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Copenhagen district Valby on Monday night.

Police investigate shooting, assault in Copenhagen suburb
Photo: Presse-Fotos.dk/Ritzau Scanpix

Police investigations of the shooting incident took place on Monday night and into the early hours of Tuesday, lead investigator Kenneth Jensen confirmed on Tuesday morning.

An alert was raised as to the shooting at Toftegårds Plads in Valby just before 10pm on Monday.

Investigation of the scene showed at least one shot was fired, Jensen confirmed.

Shortly after the first alert, police were informed of a possible knife attack at nearby street Gammel Køge Landevej.

In that incident, a 21-year-old male was beaten and kicked by a group of young people.

“We have a strong suspicion that the assault at Gammel Køge Landevej was a follow-on from the incident at Toftegårds Plads,” Jensen said.

A pistol was found close to the victim of the assault, who was taken to hospital but face charges for illegal possession of a firearm, the lead inspector confirmed.

Police were unable on Tuesday morning to make any comment regarding a potential connection to an ongoing conflict between organized crime gangs in Copenhagen.

The most recent incident to be linked to ongoing violence in this regard is the explosion of a suspected hand grenade in Amager on Monday.

The government last week announced a major beefing up of security, including public surveillance and border checks, linked to the recent spate of organized crime-linked violence.

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