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Horrific moment drive-by gunman opened fire and injured 7-year-old girl at funeral

Horrific moment drive-by gunman opened fire and injured 7-year-old girl at funeral

The terrible moment a drive-by shooter opened fire and injured a young girl at a funeral was caught on CCTV

A man has been arrested for attempted murder following a drive-by shooting in London which left a number of people injured and a seven-year-old girl in a 'life threatening' condition.

The attack and the aftermath was caught on a nearby CCTV camera, though it contains scenes some viewers may find distressing.

The attack took place at St Aloysius Church, Euston while a memorial service was being attended by a crowd of hundreds.

People were in the church paying their respects to 20-year-old Sara Sanchez and her mother, with both dying in November 2022.

The funeral service was being conducted by Father Jeremy Trood, who said people had been leaving the church to watch a final memorial display where doves were going to be released before he heard an 'enormous bang' and people ran back inside.

He told the BBC the whole thing was 'very shocking' and that he'd never seen anything like it in his nine years in the area.

CCTV caught the moment the car with a window down drove by and opened fire.
Sky News

Speaking yesterday (15 January), Superintendent Jack Rowlands, Neighbourhoods Superintendent for Camden and Islington, issued a statement on the drive-by shooting.

He said: "Just before 1.30pm yesterday (14 January), we were called to reports of a shooting outside St Aloysius Church in Phoenix Road, Camden.

"Officers responded with paramedics and a crew from London’s Air Ambulance. They found multiple people with injuries caused by pellets fired from a shotgun."

"Four women - aged 21, 41, 48 and 54 - were taken to central London hospitals where thankfully their injuries were assessed as non-life threatening."

He said the 48-year-old woman had suffered 'potentially life changing injuries' while explaining that two children had also been injured in the attack.

Superintendent Jack Rowlands issued a statement updating people on the investigation into the drive-by shooting.
Metropolitan Police

A 12-year-old girl was struck in the leg and required hospital treatment, but is 'expected to make a full recovery'.

However, a seven-year-old girl was 'more seriously injured' by the drive-by gunman in a 'stable but life threatening condition'.

Police said they were looking for a black Toyota C-HR connected to the shooting, saying it was 'likely a 2019 model or similar'.

The Metropolitan Police have said detectives arrested a 22-year-old man on 15 January on suspicion of attempted murder.

In a statement they said the man was arrested after a vehicle was stopped on Cricklewood Lane, Barnet, just before 4pm.

Officers are still appealing for any members of the public with information to contact them by calling 101 and providing the reference 3357/14JAN.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Featured Image Credit: Sky News

Topics: UK News, News, Crime, London