Young man critically wounded in Herlev shooting

21-year-old was in a car that was fired upon as it drove through a neighbourhood

A 21-year-old man was critically injured shortly before midnight last night in a shooting incident in Herlev. Doctors at Rigshospitalet’s trauma centre worked all night to save the man, and his condition was reported as stable this morning.

On Thursday morning, reported Copenhagen West Regional Police, the young man's condition was stable.

“He was in danger of losing his life after being shot, but doctors say his condition has stabilised,” Hans Christian Tonnesen, a police spokesperson, told Berlingske. 

No motive yet
The man was hit by gunfire as he and two companions drove around the Persillehaven area of Herlev.  Only the 21-year-old was hit. The three people fled the car, and neighbours came to administer first aid to the wounded man.

Police have not established a motive yet and would not speculate on how many might have been involved in the attack.

“I simply cannot tell you if this is gang-related right now,” said Tonnesen.

READ MORE: Two dead in Bornholm shooting

Investigation continues
The two men who escaped unharmed from the shooting have been questioned by police. The investigation in the area is continuing and police are asking anyone with information to get in touch.





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