Four people, including a seven-year-old girl, have been injured in gunfire outside a funeral in London
Girl, 7, and three women are injured when they shot outside the funeral for mother and daughter: Gunmen from passing cars open fire on mourners as they watch doves being released after the service
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Three women and a seven-year-old girl were injured in a shooting ahead of the double funeral of a single mother and her 20-year-old daughter in north London, the Metropolitan Police said.
All four suffered gunshot wounds when unknown gunmen carried out a car shootout outside St Aloysius Church on Phoenix Road opposite Euston train station around 2pm this afternoon.
The victims attended the funeral of Fresia Calderon, 50, and her daughter Sara Sanchez, 20, who died within a month in November.
Witnesses told MyLondon the group was shot at as they went outside to watch the pigeons fly after the service.
The adult victims, aged 48, 54 and 41, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, although police said the 48-year-old suffered potentially “life-changing” trauma.
The seven-year-old was also hospitalized but there is no news on her condition.
“It was chaos. It was terrible. No one knew if it was a bomb or a gunman,” a witness said.
Police are pictured at the scene of a shooting ahead of a funeral on Phoenix Road, next to Euston railway station
The Met released a statement claiming initial investigations indicated the shots were fired by a moving vehicle that quickly fled the scene
The witness added: “We were looking for places to hide. We all just snuggled in corners where we could. We left after about 10 minutes, I didn’t dare [leave before]. It was not nice.’
Fresia Calderon died of a pulmonary embolism after arriving at Heathrow from Colombia on November 5.
Their daughter Sara Sanchez, who was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago, died 25 days later after “giving up all hope,” according to a family member.
It is not known why the funeral service was attacked by the as yet unidentified gunmen.
Single mother Fresia Calderon and her daughter Sara Sanchez died within a month
Police cordoned off the scene of a shooting ahead of a funeral at a church on Phoenix Road, north London
The Met released a statement claiming initial investigations indicated the shots were fired by a moving vehicle that quickly fled the scene.
“There is a significant police presence in the area. An urgent investigation is ongoing and details of the incident are still emerging,” the Met said.
“At this early stage there were no arrests.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information as to what happened should call 101 and quote the reference 3357/14JAN.
Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
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