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Two left injured in Danish department store shooting

A 22-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were shot in what is thought to have been a gang-related shooting at Magasin department store in Lyngby on Tuesday night.

Two left injured in Danish department store shooting
Police evacuated the department store after the shooting. Photo: Mathias Øgendal/Scanpix
Police believe that the female was a random victim of the shooting while the male may have ties to local gangs, North Zealand Police said. 
 
The woman has been released from hospital while the man is still at Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet in stabile condition.
 
The tabloid Ekstra Bladet reported that people connected to the biker gang Satudarah were spotted at the hospital after the man was admitted. 
 
The shooting took place at around 7pm outside of the Sticks N’ Sushi restaurant in the department store, which is located on the main street of Lyngby, a northern suburb of Copenhagen. The area was packed with shoppers at the time, police said. 
 
“It was a special day with a lot of sales in the area. We take this very seriously and are investigating it from there,” North Zealand Police spokesman Henrik Suhr told broadcaster DR. 
 
As of Monday morning, no suspect had been apprehended but police were looking for a man thought to be around 30 years old who might be connected to the incident. Police are also searching for a white car seen leaving the area with three men inside. 
 
A gun was found in the shopping centre but police said that it has not yet been confirmed that it was the weapon used in the shooting. 
 
“We have investigated throughout most of the night and now we need to put things together,” Suhr told DR early on Wednesday. 

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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.

READ ALSO: Denmark to introduce checks at all border points with Sweden

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