Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Girl, 5, in critical condition after being shot and injured by gunman 'firing indiscriminately' in a London street - 30th Mar 2011

A five-year-old is in a critical condition after being gunned down in a London street last night.

Officers were called to the Stockwell Food & Wine shop, in Stockwell Road, Brixton, South London, at around 9.15pm where they found the injured child and a man in his 30s also suffering from a gunshot wound.

The pair - who police said are not related - were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Detectives are continuing their hunt for the gunman.

Both of the victims are understood to be Asian. The young girl is believed to have been shot in the chest.

The parade of shops was cordoned off this morning and five police cars were parked outside.

Stockwell Green Court, an access road behind the main road, was also sealed off by the police.

Officers guarded the cordon and were taking the details of those who wanted to access the area.

Shocked witnesses said that the gunman had opened fire indiscriminately hitting both of them.

'The girl was shot in the chest. It's pretty bad. She went straight into the operating theatre. She was unconscious when she came in,' a source told The Sun. Read More