British police arrest man over shooting near London church

He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a seven-year-old girl was left with life-threatening injuries and four others were hurt in the incident

Reuters
Published : 16 Jan 2023, 07:48 AM
Updated : 16 Jan 2023, 07:48 AM

British police said on Monday a 22-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a seven-year-old girl was left with life-threatening injuries when she and five others were hurt in a drive-by shooting in London on Saturday.

A 12-year-old girl was also among those injured and was taken to hospital with a minor leg injury but later discharged.

Police said four women, aged 21, 48, 54 and 41, were also taken to hospital after the shooting, with the 48-year-old having suffered potentially life-changing injuries.

The shooting took place near a church in north London, not far from Euston station, where a funeral was taking place.

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