Armed police race to Camden at 10pm after ‘drive-by gang’ gun down four people

Four people are in hospital after being shot in what is being described as a ‘drive-by’ attack in London.

Three women, one believed to be in her teens, suffered gunshot wounds in the incident near Camden last night. 

A man is also believed to have been injured in the incident, in Clarence Gardens, near to Regent’s Park, at around 10.10pm.

Witnesses to the incident say the shots were fired from a speeding car, according to UK News in Pictures

Video, said to be from the scene, shows what appears to be an injured young women laying on the ground. It is believed the girl was conscious. 

One witness, who went to the aid of the young woman, said there were around five loud bangs.

She said: ‘I watched the girl fall and cry out in pain and then ran over to help her.’

Police, who sent armed units to the scene, say the incident is not terror related.

Four people are in hospital after being shot in what is being described as a 'drive-by' attack in London

Four people are in hospital after being shot in what is being described as a 'drive-by' attack in London

Four people are in hospital after being shot in what is being described as a ‘drive-by’ attack in London

Three women, one believed to be in her teens, are believed to have suffered gunshot wounds in the incident near Camden last night

Three women, one believed to be in her teens, are believed to have suffered gunshot wounds in the incident near Camden last night

Three women, one believed to be in her teens, are believed to have suffered gunshot wounds in the incident near Camden last night

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘We are investigating following reports of gunshots at approximately 10.10pm on Thursday at Clarence Gardens, NW1.   

‘Officers, including firearms officers, attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service. 

‘Two women were treated at the scene for suspected gunshot injuries before being taken to hospital.

‘A man and a female later self-presented at hospital with suspected gunshot wounds.

‘We await an update on the condition of all four. This is not being treated as terror related.’

Video, said to be from the scene, shows what appears to be an injured young women laying on the ground

Video, said to be from the scene, shows what appears to be an injured young women laying on the ground

Video, said to be from the scene, shows what appears to be an injured young women laying on the ground

Police say a Section 60 order – which allows police to search people within a certain area – was put in place last night.  

A crime scene remains in place and investigations continue, though there have been no arrests so far. 

Reports on social media suggested another had been stabbed in the same area during a block party but police say they are unaware of this.

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