At least three people have been killed and several more wounded in a shooting at a shopping mall in the Danish capital, Copenhagen.

The shooting unfolded on Sunday at multiple locations inside Field’s, one of the biggest shopping malls in Scandinavia and located on the outskirts of the Danish capital.

Speaking on the shooting, Soeren Thomassen, chief inspector of Police told reporters that a 22-year-old Danish man was arrested over Sunday’s shooting and charged with manslaughter.

"We are convinced that the 22-year-old suspect arrested was the shooter, he was carrying a rifle and ammunition," he said, adding that investigators "believe the suspect was not working with others, but that until they are absolutely certain they will not rule it out.

Police arrested the suspect thirteen minutes after receiving the first emergency call about the shooting, Thomassen said.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the country had been hit by a "cruel attack".

"It is incomprehensible. Heartbreaking. Pointless," she said. "Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second."

The shooting comes just more than a week after a gunman opened fire outside a gay bar in Oslo in neighbouring Norway, killing two people and wounding 21 others.


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