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Today verdict will be announced in the Field’s Shopping Center Shooting Case

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Today, the verdict will be announced in the case of the shooting at the Field’s shopping center.

The shooting took place on July 3, 2022, around 5:30 p.m. A 22-year-old man at the time opened fire on random people with a rifle he had taken from his father’s gun cabinet. Three people were killed, and several others were injured. After 13 minutes, the 22-year-old was arrested.

It subsequently emerged that he suffers from a mental illness, and minutes before the shooting, he had unsuccessfully attempted to reach out to the telephone counseling service at “Livslinjen”, which was closed for the holidays.

The now 23-year-old man is charged with three counts of murder and 11 counts of attempted murder.

The prosecution is seeking a compulsory psychiatric treatment order at Sikringen in Slagelse, where the most dangerous criminals are held. The defense is aiming for treatment at a closed psychiatric ward.

In addition to the decision on where the 23-year-old will serve his sentence, a ruling will also be made regarding compensation for the injured and the relatives.

The verdict is expected to be announced at 3:00 p.m.

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