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One killed in shooting near Copenhagen, Danish police confirm

A shooting in Ishøj near Copenhagen on Sunday resulted in one death and a major police response in the area.

One killed in shooting near Copenhagen, Danish police confirm
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Two people were hit by shots in the incident at the Gildbrovej road in the town. One person died and the second sustained injuries, media including DR reported.

Police confirmed the fatality via Twitter.

A third person who sustained mild injury was not hit by the shots.

The shooting, which was confirmed by West Copenhagen Police late on Sunday, is being treated as part of an organized crime-related conflict.

Armed police were present in the area in large numbers until around midnight on Sunday, according to DR’s report.

Photos from the scene showed a car with at least one smashed window and several bullet holes in the driver’s door.

Police have since urged the public not to spread on social media a video which has been reported to show the shooting.

Witnesses with information which might be relevant to the investigation can contact police on number 114.

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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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