A suspected gang shootout resulted in a woman being hit by gunfire at the Magasin department store in Lyngby on Tuesday night. The woman was apparently an innocent bystander hit by bullets intended for a 22-year-old man who was also wounded.
The woman has been discharged and the man remains in hospital in a stable condition.
“The two victims do not know each other,” a north Zealand police spokesman, Henrik Suhr, told Metroxpress.
Police attribute the shooting to gang violence. There have been several shooting incidents in recent months, and this is the third time that an innocent bystander has been hit by gunfire.
On October 2, a shooting at a kiosk in Emdrup in northern Copenhagen resulted in the wounding of a 49-year-old man. The intended target, a 21-year-old man, later died. And later in the month, a bystander was hit outside the Spiseloppen restaurant in Christiania.
The Magasin in Lyngby was extremely crowded on Tuesday, so there were many witnesses to the shooting that occurred at the Sticks n’ Sushi restaurant.
“We are reviewing the many details that have come in,” said Suhr.
The police spokesman confirmed that a gun has been found, but has not confirmed whether it was used in the Tuesday night shooting.
People with links to the Satudarah gang were present at the hospital late on Tuesday night, according to Ekstra Bladet. Police said they are looking for a male witness described as being about 30 years old and 165 cm tall with a slim build. The man was wearing a dark half-length winter coat, a dark brown hat, scarf and carrying an Eastpack backpack on his back. Investigators are also looking for a small white car that was seen nearby.