A seven-year-old girl and three women have been injured in a suspected drive-by shooting outside a funeral in north London.
The Metropolitan Police were called to St Aloysius Church on Phoenix Road at 13.29pm on Saturday. Three women, aged 48, 54 and 41, were taken to a central London hospital and their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The 48-year-old has potentially life-changing injuries, the force said.
Later, police were told a seven-year-old girl had been taken to hospital and it is thought she was injured in the same incident. Details of her injuries have not been released.
An air ambulance and police helicopter were reportedly at the scene. A witness at St Aloysius Church when the shooting took place, told My London: “It was chaos. It was horrible.
“No one knew if it was a bomb or gunman. We were looking for places to hide. We all just snuggled into corners where we could. We left after about 10 minutes, I did not dare [leave before]. It was not nice.
Officers said initial inquiries suggest the shots came from a moving vehicle, which was then driven away. A large police presence is still in the area, including searches by forensic officers and cordons remain in place.
Police said no arrests have been made.
Commenting on the incident on Saturday evening, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said the shooting was “deeply distressing”.
“This is a deeply distressing incident and my thoughts are with those who were injured and their families,” he said.
“A police investigation is now under way and I am in close contact with the Met Police to determine what happened.”
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: “I am deeply shocked by the shooting in Euston and want to thank the emergency services for their response.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information is asked to call 101, giving the reference 3357/14JAN.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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