London horror: Man rushed to hospital after ‘five gunshots’ heard outside train station | UK | News


Metropolitan police rushed to the scene at Sudbury Hill station, Harrow, following the incident earlier this evening. Some eyewitnesses have claimed to have heard five gunshots outside the Tube station. Police confirmed the victim is 19-years-old but his condition is unknown. They confirmed the shooting took place at 6.40pm today. 

Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called to Greenford Road, Harrow, at 18:40hrs on Wednesday, 18 November following reports that a man had been shot outside Sudbury Hill Station.

“Officers attended alongside London Ambulance Service.

“A 19-year-old man has been taken to a west London hospital suffering with gunshot wounds.

“His condition is unknown.

“No arrests have been made but officers remain in the area and enquiries continue.

“Greenford Road is closed and trains are not stopping at Sudbury Hill Station.”

The London Ambulance Service treated the man for his gunshot wounds before he was taken to the hospital. 

A police cordon was also set up, while the Met have appealed for any witnesses. 

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The 24-year-old victim later presented himself at a south London hospital. 

His injuries were later deemed to be non-life-threatening. 

Earlier this year, London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan vowed to tackle the violent crime crisis spreading across the city. 

With the outbreak of coronavirus across the country, however, police have become stretched. 

Mr Khan had also expressed his concern over a rise in violence due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

He said: “We should be under no illusion that the underlying causes of violence have gone away.

“I am deeply concerned that many could be made far worse by the current crisis and its economic consequences, and that with our police service more stretched than ever, violence could resurface as soon as lockdown is eased.

“We know that the most vulnerable young people have struggled to access the same level or quality of interaction with education and youth services that they have previously relied on.

“I have also seen data which shows that these disproportionalities are even wider for the most deprived households.

“This is deeply concerning given the proven link between serious violence and deprivation, poor mental health and poverty.”

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