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Man injured after series of shootings near Copenhagen

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Man injured after series of shootings near Copenhagen
Police inspect a house in Albertslund following a string of shootings in the area. Photo: Mathias Øgendal/Ritzau Scanpix
12:59 CEST+02:00
A 23-year-old man was on Thursday injured in the fifth shooting incident in as many days in the district of Albertslund in greater Copenhagen.

The 23-year-old was hit by close-range shots and underwent surgery overnight. His condition was described on Friday morning as serious but stable.

West Copenhagen Police communications officer Claus Buhr confirmed the incident, in which police responded to alerts of a shooting in Albertslund, part of Greater Copenhagen, at 11:07pm on Thursday.

Two men wearing dark close were seen fleeing from the scene on a scooter.

Police said they are looking for witnesses given the high number of shooting incidents in the area in recent days.

Thursday’s shooting is believed by police to be connected to four others that occurred in the same area earlier this week. One person, a passer-by, is reported to have been injured in the previous incidents.

A sixth shooting has now also been reported in the area, having occurred in the early hours of Friday.

Police have implemented a stop-and-search zone in the area until May 1st.

The ordinance (visitationszone in Danish) allows police to stop anyone within a predetermined area and search them for weapons without having probable cause.

A mobile police station has also been set up in the area to make it easier for residents to contact law enforcement, Buhr said.

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