Kingsbury tube station shooting leaves three people injured in North West London – The Sun
THREE people have been injured in a shooting outside a London tube station tonight amid lawless London’s daily bloodbath.
Several police and emergency vehicles rushed to the scene on Kingsbury High Road, Brent at around 9:45pm.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene of a shooting in Brent, North West London
Reports of several people being gunned down flooded social media and images showed a heavy police and ambulance response.
There were no immediate arrests and roads were closed as officers began their hunt for suspects.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police and London Ambulance Service were alerted at around 2145hrs on Monday, 20 August, to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road, NW9.
“Officers from Brent attended the location along with London Ambulance Service.
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Three people were injured in the shooting near Kingsbury tube station
Footage posted on Snapchat shows police rushing to the shooting in Brent
“They found three people suffering injuries. We await assessment of their condition.
“A crime scene is in place and local roads are closed.
“There has been no arrest at this early stage.”
It is so far unclear if all three victims suffered gunshot wounds.
Witness Joe Boyce, who was drinking at a local pub, wrote online: “I’m in Kingsbury Hennessys, someone just got shot outside!!”
And worried Twitter user @anitaskrr wrote: “Anyone in kingsbury Please stay safe, there has just been a shooting”.
Kingsbury tube station on the Jubilee line was shut down as officers responded to the shooting.
An update on Transport for London’s website read: “Kingsbury: Closed – Station closed while the police carry out an investigation outside the station.
“London Underground tickets are being accepted on local bus services.”
Emergency services including London Air Ambulance’s road team were dispatched
Officers are at the scene of a shooting in #Kingsbury Road at 9.45pm on Monday. Not terror related. Three people taken to hospital, none believed to be life-threatening. #Brent officers investigating alongside #Trident colleagues.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 20, 2018
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London Ambulance Service tonight confirmed three patients were rushed to hospital with injuries.
A spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.43 to reports of an incident on Kingsbury Road.
“We dispatched a number of resources including the London Air Ambulance by road.
“Three patients were found at the scene and they were taken to hospital.”
Hours earlier armed police responded after shots were fired outside a school in upmarket Maida Vale, West London.
Gun cops were pictured surrounding the entrance to Kennet West Skills Centre at about 4.10pm.
Police say nobody was injured in the shooting.
The suspect is believed to have fled the scene and no arrests have been made.
The latest spate of gun violence comes amid calls for a crackdown on antique firearms flooding Britain’s streets.
Concerns over unrestricted sales of “obsolete” guns are growing as gangs fashion homemade ammunition to once again make them deadly weapons.
At least 91 homicide investigations have been carried out by police in the capital since the start of this year.
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