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2 wounded in apparent gang-related shooting in Copenhagen

March 18, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two people were wounded Wednesday in an apparent gang-related shooting in a shopping mall parking garage in southern Copenhagen. None seem to have been seriously injured.

Investigator Lau Thygesen says one person was shot in the back, another in the arm. A third person was attacked with a knife, but was wearing a bulletproof vest that protected him, police spokesman Michael Andersen added.

“It is very likely related to two gangs that clashed,” Thygesen told The Associated Press.

A total of nine people have been arrested but some may include bystanders and may be released, Andersen said.

The shooting happened below the Field’s shopping mall, one of the largest in Scandinavia, in Copenhagen’s southern district of Oerestaden.

The episode comes more than a month after a lone gunman killed two outside a free-speech seminar and Copenhagen’s main synagogue. Five police officers were also wounded in those attacks and the shooter was killed in a police shootout.

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