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Yet another shooting incident reported in Nørrebro

Copenhageners are increasingly having to get used to the sound of gunfire in the streets

When it’s high noon in Red Square, you may need a bulletproof vest (photo: Wikipedia)
August 14th, 2017 2:56 pm| by Stephen Gadd

Gang-related score-settling continues in Nørrebro. Last night, a shooting incident was reported on Heimdalsgade, a street running between Jagtvej and Nørrebro Station.

A police spokesperson announced that one person in their mid-30s had been hit and was in hospital. His condition was described as critical. A burnt-out moped was found nearby, DR Nyheder reports.

An escalating problem
Since June 13, there have been more than 20 shootings, and since August 8, they have happened every single day.

Earlier in the day, two young men were hit on the Red Square beside Nørrebrohallen. Police have stated that neither of these men are connected to the gang conflict.

Getting tough on gangs
On Friday, the justice minister, Søren Pape Poulsen, unveiled a new government ‘gang busting’ initiative.

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Amongst the measures suggested was military personnel relieving police officers currently on border guard duty to free up manpower to tackle the problem.

Police have also sent out warnings especially targeted at young men, urging them to be careful if they happen to be within the ‘stop-and-search’ zone that encompasses Nørrebro, Nordvest, Brønshøj and Husum.