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1 Person Killed After Shots Fired In A Danish Court

Danish police say one person has been killed and another injured in an incident at a bailiff's court in Copenhagen.

Posted on September 16, 2014, at 5:53 a.m. ET

Updated — Sept. 16, 7:37 a.m. ET

One person has been killed and another injured after shots were fired in a court in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Associated Press is reporting.

The shooting took place shortly after 10 a.m. local time (4 a.m. ET) in a bailiff's court in Hestemøllerstræde near Raadhuspladsen (Town Hall Square), according to The Local Denmark.Authorities say a suspect was arrested nearby and a weapon was seized. There was no immediate information on the identity of the victims or the suspect, but head of Copenhagen City Court Søren Axelsen said the shooting was likely the result of "a family showdown," the Associated Press reported.A Copenhagen Police press release written just before 11:30 a.m. local time (4:30 a.m. ET) said: "Two people were shot. One is in critical condition, while the other has died".
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The shooting took place shortly after 10 a.m. local time (4 a.m. ET) in a bailiff's court in Hestemøllerstræde near Raadhuspladsen (Town Hall Square), according to The Local Denmark.

Authorities say a suspect was arrested nearby and a weapon was seized.

There was no immediate information on the identity of the victims or the suspect, but head of Copenhagen City Court Søren Axelsen said the shooting was likely the result of "a family showdown," the Associated Press reported.

A Copenhagen Police press release written just before 11:30 a.m. local time (4:30 a.m. ET) said: "Two people were shot. One is in critical condition, while the other has died".

The Local Denmark reported that a sawed-off shotgun was used.

UPDATE: Two were shot in central #Copenhagen. Sawed-off shotgun used. http://t.co/TyJo5FZcaD

The Local Denmark@TheLocalDenmark

UPDATE: Two were shot in central #Copenhagen. Sawed-off shotgun used. http://t.co/TyJo5FZcaD

10:05 AM - 16 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet has published an image showing a police officer aiming a gun at a person on their knees, and claim that this shows the arrest of the suspect.

This Twitter image shows the police cordon from a nearby office.

Hmm, min gade er afspærret pga. skyderi i fogedretten. Arbejdede hjemme, men skal altså ind på office nu! #drama

Anna Brill Jørgensen@AnnaSBJ

Hmm, min gade er afspærret pga. skyderi i fogedretten. Arbejdede hjemme, men skal altså ind på office nu! 😳 #drama

10:47 AM - 16 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite