Shooter’s neighbourhood no stranger to gang warfare | World | Malay Mail Online

February 17, 2015 1:46 AM

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Shooter’s neighbourhood no stranger to gang warfare | World | Malay Mail Online

People hold candles during a memorial service held for those killed on Saturday by a 22-year-old gunman, in Copenhagen February 17, 2015. ― Reuters picCOPENHAGEN, Feb 17 ― Every Dane knows of Norrebro, the Copenhagen neighbourhood where police shot dead the gunman suspected of carrying out attacks on a synagogue and a free speech event that shocked the country.

Blighted by protests and gang warfare, the area is a cauldron of cultures and ethnicities in sharp contrast to more homogenous regions of Copenhagen and has suffered from a bad, some residents would say overblown, reputation.

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