Three people shot dead in Copenhagen mall

STORY: The attack rocked Denmark at the end of an otherwise joyful week, just after it hosted the first three stages of the Tour de France cycle race. The event had sent hundreds of thousands of cheering Danes into the streets across the country.

"We have a situation in which we have three people killed. A man in his forties and two young people," Chief Police Inspector Soren Thomassen said to a news conference following the incident. "We have several injured - but three injured are in a critical situation."

"Denmark was hit by a cruel attack on Sunday night. Several were killed. Even more wounded. Innocent families shopping or eating out. Children, adolescents and adults," Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in a statement late on Sunday. "Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second," she said. "I want to encourage the Danes to stand together and support each other in this difficult time."