Two gunmen opened fire at a free speech event in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event was organized by Swedish artist, Lars Vilks, who is considered controversial since his depiction of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog in 2007. The gunmen used automatic weapons that sprayed at least 30 bullets, killing a 40-year-old man and injuring three police officers. The gunmen are still at large.
Helle Merete Brix, an organizer of the event said, "I clearly consider this as an attack on Lars Vilks.” Helle was ushered away with Vilks by one of the Danish police guards that Vilks gets whenever he is in Denmark.
Francois Zimeray, the French ambassador to Denmark, who was a speaker at the event, told the news media, "They fired on us from the outside. It was the same intention as Charlie Hebdo except they didn't manage to get in."