Copenhagen Cafe Shooting Likely Targeted Cartoonist
A shooting at a Copenhagen cafe is believed to have targeted a controversial cartoonist known for drawing the Prophet Muhammad in the past.By Jake Godin | February 14, 2015
A suspected assassination attempt in Copenhagen on a cartoonist known for drawing the Prophet Muhammad left one dead and three officers injured.
The attack occurred at a cafe that was hosting a free speech event. According to Danish police, there were two gunmen dressed in black. Both fled in a Volkswagen Polo which was later found abandoned.
Lars Vilks, a controversial Swedish cartoonist known for a 2007 caricature of Muhammad dressed as a dog, was at the seminar and is believed to have been the target of the attack. He survived after hiding in the cafe’s cold storage unit. (Video via SVT1)