London shooting: Seven year old girl among five people injured in attack outside funeral

Police near to the scene of a suspected drive-by shooting in Phoenix Road, next to Euston station
Police near to the scene of a suspected drive-by shooting in Phoenix Road, next to Euston station

One of the women is believed to have suffered "life-changing" injuries

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A seven-year-old girl is in a life-threatening condition after five people were hit in a drive-by shooting outside a funeral in north west London.

The first incident happened on Phoenix Road in Camden around 1.30pm this afternoon.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said "Officers responded along with medics from the London ambulance service and the London air ambulance."

Three women – aged 48, 54 and 41 – were taken to a central London hospital where their injuries were assessed as non-life threatening. The 48-year-old has potentially life changing injuries.

A 21-year-old woman was also taken to a central London hospital.

Just after 2pm, police were told that a seven-year-old girl had been admitted to a central London hospital with injuries that are believed to have been sustained in the same incident.

Scotland Yard said it was still awaiting an update on the condition of the young girl.

Three women, aged 48, 54 and 41 along with a seven-year-old girl have been injured near a church where a funeral was taking place
Three women, aged 48, 54 and 41 along with a seven-year-old girl have been injured near a church where a funeral was taking place

There is a significant police operation still underway in the area, and police are advising the public to stay away from the scene.

The shooting took place next a church where a funeral was taking place and the shots were believed to have been fired form a moving vehicle according to the police.

Superintendent Ed Wells said: “Any shooting incident is unacceptable, but for multiple people, including two children, to be injured in a shooting in the middle of a Saturday afternoon is shocking.

“Our thoughts are with all the victims, but in particular with the seven-year-old girl who is in a life threatening condition and with her family.

“An investigation into this dreadful attack is already well under way involving local officers and specialist detectives. I can assure the communities of Camden and beyond that we will do everything we possibly can to identify and bring to justice those who were responsible.

“Local residents can expect to see an increased visible police presence in the area through the weekend and into the days ahead as we progress this investigation.

“I would urge anyone with information to come forward, either to the police or anonymously, to Crimestoppers.”