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Danish Police Say Copenhagen Gunman Acted Alone, Likely Not Terror-Related

Emergency services at the Fields mall in Copenhagen on July 3. 

Emergency services at the Fields mall in Copenhagen on July 3. 

Photographer: Olafsur Steinar Gestsson/AFP/Getty Images

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Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) -- A gunman who killed three people when he opened fire in a crowded shopping mall acted alone and apparently selected his victims at random, Danish police said Monday, all but ruling out that the attack was related to terrorism.

Authorities filed preliminary charges of murder and attempted murder against a 22-year-old Danish man, who will be held for 24 days in a secure mental health facility while authorities investigate the crime, prosecutor Søren Harbo told reporters.