In the late afternoon hours of 3 July 2022, a gunman opened fire inside a crowded shopping mall in the capital Copenhagen. Three people were killed in the shooting and three others were critically wounded. Police officers arrived on the scene within minutes of notification and quickly arrested a suspect who was armed with a rifle and knife. Authorities believe that the suspect had no accomplices and randomly selected his victims. The suspect has been charged with murder and attempted murder and sent to a secure mental health facility for detention and psychiatric evaluation.