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CCTV footage shows scene of panic as shot fired outside memorial service


Jan 15, 2023

CCTV footage captured near the scene of a shooting outside a memorial service in London shows the sense of panic in the area as people fled the scene screaming.

In the video obtained by Sky News, a loud bang can be heard and a dark car is seen driving down Phoenix Road, near Euston Station.

Following the bang, people can be heard screaming and are seen running away.

Six people, including a seven-year-old girl who remains in a critical condition, were injured in the drive-by shooting outside St Aloysius Church on Saturday afternoon.

Police believe the suspect fired a shotgun from a black Toyota at about 1.30pm before driving away from the scene. Officers are searching for a 2019 model black Toyota C-HR.

The seven-year-old girl injured in the attack remains in a stable but critical condition, while a 48-year-old woman suffered potentially life-changing injuries.

Police shared a stock image of the Toyota C-HR they are seeking. Pic: Metropolitan Police
Police shared a stock image of the Toyota C-HR they are seeking. Pic: Metropolitan Police

A 12-year-old girl and three other women aged 21, 41 and 54 were also injured in the attack.

The shooting took place after a memorial ceremony was held in memory of 20-year-old Sara Sanchez and her mother, Fresia Calderon, who died within a month of one another in November.

Parish Priest Father Jeremy Trood, the priest who conducted the service before the shooting took place described the scenes as “pandemonium”.

He said he heard the gunshot shortly after mourners left the church to release doves outside.

Superintendent Jack Rowlands, from the Metropolitan Police, described the incident as a “senseless act of violence” as the hunt for the gunman continued on Sunday.

The force has asked for witnesses to contact the force with any information.

Source : BBC News

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