Police suspect Nørrebro shooting was gang-related

Two groups, suspected to be gangs, fired at least 20 shots in Nørrebro yesterday

March 11th, 2013 12:05 pm| by admin

Since last Monday, there have been six shootings in Copenhagen and its suburbs, the most dramatic of which occurred last night.

Shortly before 8pm, more than 20 people were involved in a shooting on Lundtoftegade in Nørrebro. At least 20 shots were fired from three different weapons.

The drama arose when a group of about 20 people clashed with another large group. The police suspect that the two groups are gangs.

Right after the shots were fired, everyone split up and fled the residential area either by car or by foot.

“There have been found marks from projectiles on four parked cars, the entrance to an apartment complex and the wall of a housing complex, which was occupied at the time,” Dan Aakerhjem Sørensen, the head of investigations for the Copenhagen Police, told Politiken.

While police are not certain that anyone was hit in the shooting incident, they do suspect it after finding blood at the scene.

“We have found trails of blood out there, but not a lot. We do not think that anyone was severely wounded,” said Sørensen.

(photo: Frank Fu)
December music: like father, like son
Albert Hammond Jr Sun Dec 6, 19:00; Amager Bio, Øresundsvej 6, Cph S; 22...
According to the judge, the men used "brute force of a particularly crude character" (Photo: iStock)
Two men sentenced over brutal killing of taxi driver
Two men have been sentenced today to eight years in prison for the brutal a...
DMI has registered 84 storms and hurricanes in the past 55 years (photo: Anna/Flickr)
Stormy season coming to Denmark
Storm Gorm has just blown over the Danish kingdom, toppling trees and teari...
Unlike the Church of Denmark, Levende Kirke believes baptism should be a personal choice (photo: Ipigott)
Alternative Danish church officially state-approved
Levende Kirke (Living Church), a small Christian community in Denmark, has ...
Danes are lagging behind when it comes to organ donation (photo: Artsy Bee)
Denmark lagging behind in organ donation
Every year there are 14 organ donations per every million people living in ...
The numbers are down, but the refugees keep on coming (photo: Mstyslav Chernov)
140,000 refugees made their way to Europe in November
Some 140,000 refugees and migrants came to Europe in November via the Medit...