Three wounded in second Copenhagen shooting outside of synagogue

The suspect is said to have fled on foot, prompting a city wide manhunt.

February 15, 2015 03:25
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Suspect in Copenhagen shooting

Suspect in Copenhagen shooting. (photo credit: REUTERS)

One man was shot in the head and two police officers suffered gunshot wounds to their arms and legs in front of a Copenhagen synagogue after a second shooting struck the Danish capital in two days, Sky News reported on Sunday.

Denmark's TV2 claimed that the suspect is said to have fled on foot, prompting a city wide manhunt.

Scores of armed police officers as well as a helicopter are also said to be on the scene of the second attack.

The shooting comes in light of an initial attack at a free speech event on Saturday, which was held at a cafe and which hosted Lars Vilks, a controversial artists who has receive death threats due to his artwork depicting the prophet Muhammad.

In that incident a 40 year old man was killed and another three police officers were injured. 

The attacker had escaped in a vehicle that was later discovered in the outskirts of the city.

Authorities have not yet released any details concerning the current condition of the individual shot in the head or the police officers wounded during the attack near the synagogue.

Danish police have not determined if the two incidents are linked but have described the Saturday attack as a terrorist attack.

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