THREE people have been injured in a triple shooting in Kingsbury, north west London, as emergency services respond to the second report of gunshots in the capital in a day
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene at Kingsbury Road last night at 9.45pm.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Police and London Ambulance Service (LAS) were alerted at around 9.45pm on Monday, 20 August, to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road, NW9.
“Officers from Brent attended the location along with LAS.
“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.”
Kingsbury tube station on the Jubilee line was shut down as officers responded to the shooting.
Pictures shared on social media show emergency vehicles in the area as the busy high street closed to traffic.
London Ambulance Service confirmed three patients have been 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 London Air Ambulance by road.
“Three patients were found at the scene and they were taken to hospital.”
A tweet from the MET police confirmed the incident is not terror related and the people taken to hospital are not suffering life-threatening injuries.
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.”
The incident comes just hours after armed officers responded to reports of gunshots in Maida Hill, west London.
Images emerged of armed police surrounding Kennet West Skills Centre’s entrance at about 4.10pm yesterday.
Police confirmed nobody was injured in the incident.
No arrests have been made at this stage and the suspect is believed to have fled the scene.
There has been a large surge in crime in the capital over the past year.
Statistics from the Met Police indicate “violent crime against the person” has seen a dramatic rise in the 12 months leading up to May 2018.
The criminal classification, which includes murder and use of an offensive weapon, saw a rise of 5.3 percent.
Additional reporting by Harvey Gavin
By: Martina Bet | Source: Express.co.uk