Euston: Child in ‘life-threatening condition’ and three others injured after shooting outside funeral

Euston: Child in ‘life-threatening condition’ and three others injured after shooting outside funeral

A seven-year-old girl is in a life threatening-condition following a suspected shooting near Euston station, police have said.

According to the Met Police, four people were injured following a shooting on Phoenix Road at approximately 1.29pm on Saturday.

As well as the young girl, three women aged 48, 51, and 54 were also injured - all three were taken to a central London hospital. The 48-year-old has suffered potentially life changing injuries, the police said, but the other two are said to be in a condition that is ‘non life threatening’.

The child was taken to a central London hospital where she remains. A second child, a 12-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with a minor leg injury also sustained in the incident but has since been discharged.

The Metropolitan Police said 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 away from the scene.

No arrests have been made at this stage but there is still a significant police presence at the area.

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.”

He said there will be a greater police presence in the Euston area and urged anyone to contact the police if they have any information.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information about what took place should call 101, giving the reference 3357/14JAN.

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