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HomeBreaking NewsThree women and girl, 7, injured in drive-by shooting at London funeral

Three women and girl, 7, injured in drive-by shooting at London funeral

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Three women and a seven-year-old girl have been shot in a drive-by shooting during a funeral in central London.

The women, aged 54, 48 and 41, are being treated in hospital after the attack at St Aloysius R.C. Church near Euston at 1.30pm, the Metropolitan Police said.

Their injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening, but the 48-year-old has potentially life changing injuries, officers said. The girl’s condition is not yet known.

The London Ambulance Service and Air Ambulance were called to the scene in Phoenix Road after police received reports of shots being fired from a moving vehicle.

No arrests have been made but detectives have urged anyone with video footage or CCTV to contact the force.

A witness who claims they were inside the church when the incident took place told a local reporter at the scene: “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.”

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Three women and a seven-year-old girl have been shot in a drive-by shooting during a funeral in central London. The women, aged 54, 48 and 41, are being treated in hospital after the attack at St Aloysius R.C. Church near Euston at 1.30pm, the Metropolitan Police said. The London Ambulance Service and Air Ambulance were called to the scene in Phoenix Road after police received reports of shots being fired from a moving vehicle.

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