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Harry Styles Cancels Concert After Nearby Shooting Leaves Several Dead

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By Kristin Myers on July 3, 2022 at 7:15 PM EDT

Singer Harry Styles was forced to cancel his concert on Sunday, July 3, after a gunman opened fire at a mall in Copenhagen hours before the "Watermelon Sugar" singer was scheduled to perform.

The shooting took place at a Field's mall in the Danish capital on Sunday afternoon. The Copenhagen Police released a statement on social media regarding the shooting.

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Copenhagen Shooting Leaves Several Dead, Suspect In Custody

"One person has been arrested in connection with the shooting in Fields," the tweet read. "We currently do not have the opportunity to tell more about the person's identity. We are massively present in Fields and are working to form an overview. We will update here as soon as we can."

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In a follow-up tweet, law enforcement officials explained, "At 17.37 o’clock / 5.37 pm we received reports regarding a shooting in the shopping center Field’s in Copenhagen. Copenhagen Police quickly arrived on the site where a 22-year-old male suspect was arrested."

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In another post, they confirmed that more than one person has been confirmed dead and several more people had been injured. "If you are in Copenhagen, contact your relatives and let them know, that you are ok," they requested. "Please forward our information, if you have friends or relatives in the area."

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In another tweet, authorities said that they are looking for "witnesses, pictures, and videos from the incident." They are asking those who might have captured footage of the shooting to share the footage directly with them and not post it on social media.

Harry Styles Is 'Heartbroken' To Cancel Copenhagen Concert After Shooting Leaves Several Dead

Shortly after the authorities made their statements on social media, the "Sign of the Times" singer took to Twitter to say he was "heartbroken" and "devastated" by the news.

"I’m heartbroken along with the people of Copenhagen. I adore this city. The people are so warm and full of love," he tweeted. "I’m devastated for the victims, their families, and everyone hurting."

"I’m sorry we couldn’t be together," he added. "Please look after each other. H."

Harry Styles, 28, was scheduled to perform at the Royal Arena venue on Sunday night as one of the stops on his highly-anticipated Love On Tour. Pearl Jam and Queen + Adam Lambert are scheduled to perform at the Royal Arena venue in the coming weeks.

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Harry Styles Helps Fan Come Out At His London Show

Harry Styles’ Love On Tour concert has been making headlines in the past few weeks. During a show at Wembley Stadium last month, the former member of One Direction spotted a sign that read “From Ono to Wembley: Help me come out.”

“So, you would like the people of Wembley to bring you out?” he asked the cheering crowd. He picked up a Pride flag, saying, “When this flag goes above my head, you are officially out, okay?” He then joked, “I think that’s how it works.”

He egged the crowd on, adding, “When this goes over my head, you’re officially gay, my boy.”

A drumroll started to play and Harry ran back and forth across the stage, waving the flag. Eventually, he waves it over his head, to the cheers of his fans.

“Congratulations,” he told the fan. “You are a free man.” He then waved and blew a kiss before continuing with the concert.

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