One dead after second Copenhagen shooting: police

15th February 2015, Comments 0 comments

A man died after being shot in the head near Copenhagen's main synagogue and two policemen were wounded, police said at a press conference early Sunday.

Police were unable to confirm if the incident was related to Saturday's deadly shooting at a cultural centre in the Danish capital where a debate on Islam and free speech was being held.

"It started with police being down at the site. A person comes up and starts to shoot," police spokesman Allan Teddy Wadsworth-Hansen said.

"The two police who were there were hit, one in the arm and one in the leg. They are both currently receiving treatment. Their lives are not in danger," he added.

He declined to say if there was any link between the dead man and Copenhagen's main synagogue, which is just metres away from where the incident took place.

Parts of the Danish capital had been cordoned off but "it's not a question of a general curfew. People are allowed to travel around Copenhagen, safely," Wadsworth-Hansen said.

© 2015 AFP

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