A 73-year-old woman is believed to have been caught in the crossfire at the Camden shooting when asking if party-goers could turn their music down.
A crowd were enjoying a barbecue in a communal area in Clarence Gardens yesterday when five gunmen arrived and started unleashing shots into the area.
Four people – a 19-year-old woman, a 17-year-old girl, a 28-year-old man, and the 73-year-old woman – remain in hospital this evening. Their conditions are not said to be life-threatening.
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According to The Sun, one eyewitness said the older woman was only in the area to ask if the music could be turned down.
They said: “She would have only come out to tell them to stop making such a racket, and tell them to stop.
“I think she was just there when it all happened, she would have come down from her flat, but she’s not young, we’re just worried about her, we’ve not heard anything since last night.”
Police, including firearms officers, attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service.
The Specialist Crime North Reactive team are now investigating the incident after officers say the gunmen unleashed rounds “indiscriminately”.
No arrests have been made and a crime scene remains in place.
DS Val John-Baptiste, of Specialist Crime North, said: “I need to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in and around Clarence Gardens, NW1.
“We thoroughly investigate every shooting in London – every incident and every weapon on our streets is of great concern to us.
The scene at Clarence Gardens in Camden.
(Image: David Nathan)
“We know that Londoners feel exactly the same, and that’s why it is vital that anyone with information shares with us what they know, either directly with police or anonymously via Crimestoppers.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact The Metropolitan Police quoting incident 7619 of August 14.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.