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Police hunt two in connection with Nørrebro shooting

Motive still unclear in Saturday night incident which left 44-year-old man with serious gunshot wounds


Police are investigating a weekend shooting in Copenhagen (Photo: Colourbox)

August 3, 2014
19:27

by Ray Weaver


Copenhagen police are searching for suspects and clues in relation to a shooting that happened on Saturday evening at an apartment on  Blågårdsplads in Nørrebro.

A 44-year-old man was hit in the head and leg by gunfire when, at about 19:40, two men entered the apartment and opened fire. The seriously-injured victim was transported to Rigshospitalet, where he was pronounced out of danger later on Saturday evening. 

Not gang-related
Police said that the motive for the shooting was still unclear, even as to whether the wounded man was the intended target.

“There were five people at the flat when the perpetrators arrived,” police spokesperson Peter Steffensen told DR Nyheder. “There was some sort of altercation in the hallway and two shots were fired.”

Police would not reveal the angles they are investigating, but did confirm that they did not believe that the incident was gang-related.

“This is not an apartment that is home to a nuclear family, but more of a hangout for friends,” said Steffensen.

READ MORE: Man dies in gang-related shooting

Police said they are handling the case as an attempted murder. The description they gave of the two men being sought in connection with the crime described them as thinly built males of mixed race between 20 and 25 years old. Both men spoke Danish without an accent.



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