Bouquets laid where Copenhagen gunman died

A man laying flowers at the site where the suspected gunman behind the Copenhagen synagogue shootings died said he wants to show "forgiveness".

Dozens of bouquets of flowers have been left at the site in Copenhagen where the suspected gunman behind two fatal shootings at the weekend was killed by police.

An AFP reporter on Monday saw several people laying flowers outside the building in the inner-city neighbourhood of Noerrebro where Omar El-Hussein was shot dead.

An elderly woman, who brought flowers but did not wish to be identified, said "the boy didn't know what he was doing".

Nicolaus Lambert, who also laid a bouquet at the site, told AFP he wanted to show "forgiveness".

The scene attracted a small group of onlookers but many more passed by with only a quick glance at the mounting pile of blossoms.

"What (the gunman) did was wrong," said one of the onlookers, Mohammed, who didn't give his last name.

Copenhagen was in a state of shock after the attacks at a cultural centre and a synagogue, in which two people were killed.

Both the cultural centre and synagogue were swamped in flowers laid in honour of the victims.

Source: AAP

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