Three people have been injured, including two police officers, in a shooting near a Copenhagen synagogue early Sunday, just hours after a gunman with an automatic rifle opened fire on a cafe hosting a free speech event organized by a controversial Swedish artist who has faced threats for his caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
Police said it wasn’t immediately clear if the incident was linked to the earlier shooting that killed one person and wounded two police officers.
In the latest shooting, Copenhagen police say one person was shot in the head while the two officers were shot in the arms and legs. The suspect fled on foot.
Police said the suspect in the earlier shooting at the Krudttoenden cafe drove away in a dark Volkswagen Polo after he sprayed the cafe with some 30 bullets. A 40-year-old Danish man attending the event was killed and three police officers were slightly wounded. Denmark’s security service declared the shooting an apparent terror attack.
— RT (@RT_com) February 15, 2015