According to Danish reporter Tinne Hjersing, there’s been another shooting at a synagogue in Copenhagen not far from Krudttønden, the café where Lars Vilks’ free speech event was interrupted by armed attackers earlier today.
According to Hjersing, three people were shot; one was hit in the head, with two police officers wounded. One was hit in the arm, while the other was wounded in the leg.
The suspect is still at large, but this attack and the cafe assault appear to be linked.
Police says that 3 people are shot near a synagogue. A person is shot in the head, two police officers hit in an arm and a leg. #cphshooting— Tinne Hjersing (@Tinnehjersing) February 15, 2015
The suspect is still at large after new shootings in Copenhagen. #cphshooting— Tinne Hjersing (@Tinnehjersing) February 15, 2015
UPDATE: Rigspolitiet, Denmark's national police force, confirms the second shooting. Police have urged citizens in central Copenhagen to stay indoors.
A manhunt for the suspect has begun.
There has been a new shooting in the center of Copenhagen. Follow instructions from police in the area & stay informed through Danish media— Rigspolitiet (@Rigspoliti) February 15, 2015
UPDATE II: One person has died
UPDATE III: Via BBC, it's being reported that several people have been injured. It's unknown if this attack is linked to the cafe shooting, where cartoonist Lars Vilks had organized a free speech event earlier today.
UPDATE IV: There is an important correction; no one has died,. Danish reporter Tinne Hjersing has corrected this development on Twitter. No one has died, no suspects have been arrested, but one person was still shot in the head, with two police officers being wounded.
UPDATE V: Things are getting serious.
UPDATE VI: It seems Danish police are focusing on Nørregade Street in their manhunt for the synagogue shooter.
UPDATE VII: The person who was shot in the head has died, according to Danish police. In both attacks, two people have died, five police officers have been wounded, and the suspects remain at large. It was originally reported that the victim who was shot in the head had passed away hours ago, but it a was untrue at the time. Sadly, this person didn't make it.
What we know about the #cphshooting 2 attacks 2 civilians killed 5 police officers wounded Suspects still at large— Tinne Hjersing (@Tinnehjersing) February 15, 2015