A man has been arrested after a drive-by shooting outside of a church near Euston Station in London.
Four women and two girls between the ages of seven and twelve were wounded in a shooting on Phoenix Road on Saturday afternoon.
After a vehicle was halted in Cricklewood Path, Barnet, not long before 4 p.m. on Sunday, the Metropolitan Police revealed that a 22-year-elderly person was arrested.
He is being detained at the moment.
While the seven-year-old victim is stable but in critical condition, the 48-year-old woman sustained injuries that could change her life.
The 12-year-old suffered a leg injury, but he has since been discharged from the hospital and is anticipated to fully recover.
Three women aged 21, 41, and 54 were also taken to the hospital following the incident, where it was determined that their conditions were not life-threatening.
Euston shooting: Outside the funeral service for Fr., shots are being fired. Jeremy Trood in Euston, CCTV film catches the location of frenzy: A priest describes the “drive-by” incident that took place outside the church following the Euston Euston memorial service: The suspects opened fire on mourners attending the funeral with a shotgun from a moving vehicle.
According to London Police, the Euston Shooting suspect may have left from a vehicle around 1.30 p.m.
Witnesses claim that the shots caused mourners to flee and scream, leading to many hiding inside the church.
The shooting occurred after a memorial service for Sara Sanchez, a 20-year-old girl, and Fresia Calderon, her mother, who had both passed away in November within a month of each other.
MyLondon reported that Ms. Calderon, her mother, succumbed to a rare blood clot while en route from Colombia to Heathrow Airport. Ms. Sanchez’s battle with leukemia was over.
A memorial service for Sara Sanchez (right) and Fresia Calderon, who both passed away in November and died within a month of each other, was taking place at the time of the shooting. The priest who presided over the service prior to the shooting called the events “pandemonium” in his sermon.
He told Sky News that just as mourners were leaving the church to release doves outside, he heard a loud gunshot before people started rushing back inside.
The incident was described as a “senseless act of violence” by Superintendent Jack Rowlands of the Metropolitan Police.
People who went to the memorial service at the church on Phoenix Road told Sky News that they don’t know what caused the incident.
According to those who knew the deceased mother and daughter, those who were hurt in the incident were attending the funeral in their memory.