US condemns Denmark shooting, calls it ‘deplorable’

National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says US is ready to help with the investigation.

By: Associated Press | Rancho Mirage (california) | Updated: February 15, 2015 11:07:57 am
Denmark shooting, copenhagen firing, copenhagen cafe firiing One person was shot in the head and two police officers were shot in the arms and legs, police said. (Source: AP)

The United States is condemning a deadly shooting at a free-speech event in Copenhagen, calling it “deplorable.”

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National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says US officials are ready to help with the investigation and have been in touch with their Danish counterparts.

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She offered condolences to the loved ones of the lone man who was killed Saturday in what police are calling a terror attack. The shooting took place at a free-speech event that featured an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

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The shooting came a month after extremists killed a dozen people at a satirical newspaper in Paris that had sparked Muslim outrage with its depictions of Muhammad.

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