Girl, 7, and three women injured after ‘drive-by’ shooting outside funeral

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  • January 14, 2023
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A seven-year-old girl was among four people injured following a suspected drive-by shooting outside a church where mourners had gathered for a funeral.

The shocking incident took place in Phoenix Road, close to Euston station in north London, in the middle of the afternoon on Saturday, January 14.

Police, paramedics and an air ambulance were scrambled to the scene just before 1.30pm.

Three women, aged 41, 48 and 54, were rushed to hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, but one has potentially life-changing injuries.

Scotland Yard said it received a further report just over half an hour later saying the youngster had been taken to hospital with wounds suspected to have been suffered in the same incident.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson added: ‘The incident took place in the vicinity of a church where a funeral was taking place.

‘Initial enquiries suggest the shots were fired from a moving vehicle which was then driven from the scene.’

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about what happened should call 101.

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

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