A gunman opens fire at a cafe, firing at least 30 rounds into the windows and doors, but is unable to force his way in. One person dies and three police officers suffer injuries. The gunman is still on the loose, keeping things tense and uneasy throughout the capital. Vilks, the artist who may have been the target at the cafe, carries on with his presentation on “Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression” after the shooting. One of the organizers of the event, Helle Merete Brix, compliments his bodyguards and adds:
It is a dramatic and unpleasant reminder of what we are up against in these times.