Update (11:45 p.m. ET): Police in Copenhagen shot one person at a train station in the city early Sunday, according to a post on their official Twitter feed.
Politiet har afgivet skud ved Nørrebro Station. En person er ramt. Tilstand ukendt. Nærmere info vil tilgå #politidk
— Københavns Politi (@KobenhavnPoliti) February 15, 2015
The message translates as: “Police have fired at Nørrebro Station. A person affected. Condition unknown. More info will follow #politidk”
BREAKING: Police say one of three shooting victims outside Copenhagen synagogue has died.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 15, 2015
A shooting at a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark, left three people injured early Sunday, local time, including two police officers, Danish authorities said. The attack occurred just hours after a shooting at a Copenhagen cultural center left one person dead and two wounded, but police have yet to determine if the two shootings are related.
One of the Copenhagen synagogue shooting victims suffered a gunshot wound to the head while the police officers were wounded in the arms and legs, the Associated Press reported. The suspect fled on foot and is still at large. Norreport, a large train station and transportation hub, was ordered evacuated after the shooting, Reuters reported.
A gunman armed with an automatic weapon opened fire on Copenhagen’s Krudttoenden cultural center about 4 p.m. Saturday during a planned forum on “Art, blasphemy and freedom of expression,” and then fled the scene in a hijacked car, the AP said. An unidentified man in his 40s was killed in the attack while three police officers were wounded.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for either shooting. However, Lars Vilks, 68, a Swedish artist who has drawn criticism in the past for drawing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, was slated to speak at the Saturday event and said he thinks he was the shooter’s target.
"What other motive could there be? It's possible it was inspired by Charlie Hebdo," Vilks said. Islamist radicals killed 12 people at the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charie Hebdo last month, purportedly to avenge the publication’s satirical depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt addressed the Copenhagen shooting at a press conference. "We feel certain now that it was a politically motivated attack, and thereby it was a terrorist attack,” Thorning-Schmidt said, according to Reuters. “We are on high alert all over the country."