Man injured in Copenhagen shooting

Two shooting incidents occurred in Copenhagen on Tuesday evening, resulting in a 34-year-old man receiving non-life-threatening injuries.

Man injured in Copenhagen shooting
Police at the scene of the shooting at Lygten in Copenhagen. Photo: Henrik R. Petersen/Scanpix 2018

The man was hit by shots fired in the Lygten area on the border between the Nørrebro and Nordvest neighbourhoods. In a second incident, several shots were fired at a car in Herlev, a suburb around 9 kilometres northwest of the city centre.

Copenhagen Police and West Copenhagen Police confirmed the incidents to Ritzau.

“I can confirm that shots were fired out there and that one person was hit,” Copenhagen Police duty officer Henrik Moll said in relation to the Lygten incident, which occurred at 10:38pm.

“The victim, a 34-year-old man, was hit in both arms by shots. His life is not in danger,” Moll said.

Nobody had been arrested in connection with the incident, Moll told Ritzau in the early hours of Wednesday.

Earlier, West Copenhagen Police received reports of the Herlev shooting, in which nobody was hit.

A black VW Golf was found with four bullet holes, police said.

“We don’t know whether the car was stationary or moving when the shots were fired. But it collided with a lamppost afterwards. A witness then saw the driver run from the scene, but he later returned to the vehicle. We have now brought him to the station for questioning,” duty officer Brian Holm said.

The vehicle has been impounded and transported for forensic examination, Holm added.

Police are yet to comment on whether there may be any connection between the two incidents.

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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: 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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