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Shooting in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro on Sunday: police

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Shooting in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro on Sunday: police
A 2017 file photo showing Nørrebrogade near Red Square. Photo: Ida Guldbæk Arentsen/Ritzau Scanpix

A shooting occurred near Nørrebrogade, the high street in the Nørrebro neighbourhood of Copenhagen, on Sunday evening.

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Nobody is reported to have been injured during the incident, which was confirmed by Copenhagen Police in a tweet.

Police received a report of the shooting, which occurred at the Red Square park area, which is located close to Nørrebro Station, at 10:17pm on Sunday. No casualties or injuries are reported.

“I can confirm there has been a shooting in Nørrebro. We are investigating the incident and cannot say any more at the current time,” a police spokesperson told newspaper Politiken.

A string of shootings took place in the neighbourhood during the second half of 2017, resulting in three deaths and a number of injuries. The violence was linked to gang-related organised crime.

In November, a ceasefire was reported to have been agreed between rival gangs and a police ordinance zone, which had been put in place as a measure against armed violence, was discontinued in December.

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