Where is it going on in and around Copenhagen? At a press conference on Tuesday, the conclusion of the police inspector was: “I can only say that they are prepared for violence” – and with a preparedness for violence that the Danish police have not set before.
It started early afternoon Thursday last week. Then the police were notified that a man had been shot in the open gate and place around Sorgenfrigade and Nørrebrogade. The man (27) was shot in the back and later died of his injuries.
On Friday, there were new shootings in Rødovre. The shooting happened a little before 11:30 in a hair salon on Islev Torv. A 17-year-old boy was killed, a man (28) and a boy (15) were injured. The police first stated that the person killed was a Swede, but it was later adjusted to a Bulgarian.
On Saturday, shooting was reported in Frederiksberg. A man is said to have entered a hookah café around 21:30 and fired a single shot. The shot hit a man (39) in the head / neck region. The man is still critically injured in hospital.
Night to Tuesday, around 01:00, two men were hit by the shot in the area by Hækmosen and Krebsdammen in Herlev. One, a man in his 20s, was found dead by the police dog patrol, while the other, a 25-year-old man who was shot in the head, is in hospital but out of life danger.
So far, three have been killed and four wounded – in less than a week.
The police have arrested men associated with the first shooting in Nørrebro. It is said that a Swedish man (21) and a Danish man (18) have been imprisoned. They may be more likely to have citizenship of Sweden and Denmark, respectively, but it is not the Swedish or Danish culture they are carriers of.
Police believe that the “Swede” fired five shots with a semi-automatic Glock pistol at the person killed in addition to another man who was present. The latter managed to escape. The suspected “Swedish” perpetrator was picked up by a getaway car driven by the “Dane”. They have been remanded in custody until December 22, charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon. Both deny criminal guilt.
No one has been charged so far for the other shootings, but the Danish police say that they have entered into a close collaboration with the Swedish police, reports Berlingske.
At a press conference at Politigården on Tuesday, Torben Svarrer, a police inspector at the Copenhagen Police, stated that they would not allow this development.
– I can love you one thing. We have put in extremely many resources to stop this. This applies across political districts, in our special investigation and in collaboration with Sweden, said Svarrer.
The police inspector referred to «criminals from Sweden», who also the Swedish police have a great interest in contributing to the Danish police reaching the goal of getting hold of the culprits. The collaboration is, among other things, about information exchange, which Svarrer pointed out is extremely important. But Danish police do not know how many “Swedes” are involved in the shootings.
When asked if it is a question of «Swedish gang environments», the police inspector was more indistinct. According to Berlingske, he pointed out that Swedes have «a slightly different way of defining environments», so he would limit himself to «people who are known in criminal environments in Sweden». Since this does not make sense, it may be that Swedes have a slightly different way of defining «gangs».
But what Svarrer was aware of was their violence:
– I can only say that they are ready for violence. They are part of a criminal structure in Swedish society, said Svarrer.
He also explained that it is a question of a completely different readiness for violence than the Danish police have set before. And that may be true enough, but we must assume that both the Danish and Norwegian police are following what is happening in Sweden in particular. We can remember what the public prosecutor in Gothenburg, Thomas Ahlstrand, described in Göteborg-Posten in November 2016:
“Two special features make modern gang crime different from what we already know. The gangs shit in us and our values for real. And the brutality. We are powerless and can only hope that it will pass with time. “
Men it the hope we can in all probability (still) shoot a white arrow after, at the same time as we have to put our trust in Danish politicians being more reality-oriented than Swedish.
Danish police assume that the shootings are part of an ongoing conflict in gang environments. At least two of the shooting episodes can be linked to criminal gangs and other organized criminals. The gangs in question, and which are allegedly in conflict, are the NNV Group (Nørrebro-Nordvest-Gruppen) and the motorcycle club Satudarah. NNV was formed in September 2018 after the gang Brothas broke out in internal conflicts. It was the same year that the Danish police launched a violent attack on Danish gangs, and 15 members were charged with killing six members of the Brothas.
Police believe only one of these gangs is involved, without saying which one.
25 house searches must have been made all over Zealand, but especially in the capital area. 12 people must be arrested. On Tuesday, the Copenhagen Police introduced stricter punishment zones, which is a geographically delimited area, where periods of increased penalties for certain crimes are introduced. These are initially valid for 14 days. In addition, the visiting hours have been extended, where the police have no concrete suspicion that it has been punished in relation to visiting persons.