A TEENAGER has been left fighting for his life in hospital after being shot on a street in North London, England.
Police were called to reports of gunshots on Walterton Road in Maida Hill shortly before 8.30pm on Tuesday (December 3). When officers arrived at the scene they found a boy, understood to be in his late teens, lying on the floor and suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency services rushed the teenager to hospital where it is reported that he is in critical condition.
One witness reported hearing “two bangs” at 8.29pm. They wrote on Twitter: “I heard two bangs. I thought it was bangers. Hope he’s ok. Road closed off, residents being escorted to their homes by police.”
The Real Maida Hill W9 Twitter account also said “several” shots were fired, adding that sniffer dogs were at the scene looking for discarded weapons.
— The Real Maida Hill, W9 (@RealMaidaHill) December 3, 2019
So far no arrests have been made and a crime scene is now in place as forensics sweep the area for evidence. Police are appealing for information and advise anyone with information in the UK to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD 7338/3Dec.
As Euro Weekly News understands, in 2019, there have been more than 100 violent killings in London as the capital’s violent surge of gun and knife crime rages on. According to Statista, the Metropolitan Police recorded 163 murders in 2017/18, an increase of 50% from the previous year. Last year was London’s bloodiest in a decade, with 263 of the 736 homicides recorded in England and Wales involving a knife or other sharp instrument.