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Dozens injured in shooting near London church


LONDON: Police have released details of a car they want to trace after a seven-year-old girl suffered life-threatening injuries in a drive-by shooting at a London church.

A 12-year-old girl and four women were also injured at St Aloysius Church in Euston when shots were fired from a moving vehicle on Saturday afternoon.

Police said on Sunday they were seeking information on a black Toyota.

The girl is in a stable but life-threatening condition, officers said.

Suspects fired from a shotgun during a memorial service at the church in Phoenix Road at about 13:30 GMT.

Supt Jack Rowlands said: “(Officers) found multiple people with injuries caused by pellets from a shotgun.

“Four women, aged 21, 41, 48 and 54, were taken to central London hospitals. Thankfully their injuries were assessed as non-life threatening.

“The 48-year-old woman has sustained potentially life-changing injuries.

“Two children were also injured. A 12-year-old girl sustained a leg injury. She was treated at hospital before being discharged yesterday afternoon. She is expected to make a full recovery.

“A seven-year-old girl was more seriously injured. She remains in hospital in a stable but life-threatening condition, and our thoughts are with her and her family.

“We believe the suspects discharged a shotgun from a moving vehicle, which was a black Toyota C-HR, likely a 2019 model or similar.”

Father Jeremy Trood, who conducted the memorial service, said it was held for Sara Sanchez, 20, who had died from leukaemia, and her mother.

Independent sources told media that dozens of people were injured in Church attack. (Int’l News Desk)

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