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Up to 30 shots fired in Copenhagen as 22-year-old killed in crime-linked violence

A 22-year-old was the victim of a shooting in Ishøj near Copenhagen on Sunday, police have confirmed.

Up to 30 shots fired in Copenhagen as 22-year-old killed in crime-linked violence
Police attend the scene of the shooting on Sunday. Photo: Presse-Fotos.dk/Ritzau Scanpix

Between 20-30 shots were fired at a car in which the 22-year-old and another man of a similar age, who was wounded, were sitting.

The violent incident occurred on the Gildbrovej road in Ishøj near Copenhagen on Sunday night.

West Copenhagen Police confirmed details of the incident on Monday.

A third man was also present in the car, a black Audi, when it was targeted by shooters. He was not hit by the bullets but received light injuries caused by glass fragments.

“We think this is connected to a conflict between criminal groups but cannot currently say anything more specific regarding what it was about,” inspector Peter Malmose of West Copenhagen Police said.

“Our impression is that there was an intention to hit specific persons, but there might have been confusion causing the wrong persons to be hit,” he added.

The incident was captured on video. The footage is reported to show two men shooting at the black Audi.

“(The video) does not show the entire incident, but a part of it, and is being included in our investigation,” Malmose said.

Two other cars may have been involved in the incident, according to the inspector.

“One of these may have been a light VW Golf, but we have to see what we can find out via any security cameras,” he said.

Previous shootings have often seen getaway cars subsequently burned out. Police are also considering that eventuality in their investigation of Sunday’s crime.

In addition to the investigation, law enforcement is also working to help people in the area feel safe following the shooting. Measures include increasing patrols and establishing a mobile police station.

“It is completely unacceptable for the public to have to put up with this kind of thing,” Malmose said.

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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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