Shooting outside a church in London


A man opened fire in the forecourt of a London church. The victims were gathered for a funeral.

On Saturday around 13:30 p.m. a man opened fire on people gathered for a funeral. While on the forecourt of a London church, people were about to release doves when the man got out of his car and started shooting, according to a police source reported by the Daily Mail.

superintendent Jack Rowlands spoke out following the shooting.

“We believe the suspects discharged a shotgun from a moving vehicle, which was a black Toyota C-HR, likely a 2019 model or similar. It is a shocking incident. People have come here to attend funerals, to be with friends and loved ones, and to mourn together. Instead, they were the victims of a senseless act of violence. We know this will have a significant impact on the communities of Camden and we will have a visible police presence in the local area in the days and weeks ahead to provide further reassurance. I can promise that we are doing everything we can to identify and bring to justice those responsible for this attack. »

A 7-year-old girl was taken to hospital. If his vital prognosis was first engaged. Police say his condition is now "serious but stable". We deplore other minor injuries.

“People say the target of the shooting was a man who attended the service,” said a woman who attended the funeral.

The mayor of London denounced a “deeply shocking incident”.

“My thoughts are with those affected by this deeply shocking incident. I remain in constant contact with the Met, which works tirelessly to bring the perpetrators to justice. Please call 101 or contact @CrimestoppersUK if you can help: there is no honor in being silent. »

A 22-year-old man was finally Sunday afternoon. He was taken into custody.


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