Two-year-old boy injured in shooting

Detectives are appealing for information after a child was seriously injured in a shooting in Brent.

Police were called at 9:45pm on Wednesday (3 June) to shots fired in Energen Close, Harlesden NW10.

Officers attended, along with London Ambulance Service, and found four people suffering gunshot injuries.

One of the injured was a two-year-old child, he has been taken to a central London hospital where his condition is serious but stable.

Two men, aged in their late teens, and the mother of the child, a woman in her late 20s, were also taken to hospital.

The condition of the three adults is not life-threatening or changing.

All the injured are believed to be known to each other and it appears they were in the street when they were approached by a lone man.

The man was carrying a hand gun and he fired multiple shots at the two teenage men, he also fired into a car they were near.

As a result of the indiscriminate shooting the mother was hit, as was the child who was in the car.

The gunman is then believed to have left the scene on a motorbike.

There have been no arrests.

Detective Chief Inspector Rick Sewart said: “As result of this terrible crime an innocent two-year-old-boy is now seriously ill in hospital. This child was shot in a wanton act of indiscriminate violence. I know that people will be shocked and horrified that a little boy should be the victim of a gunman and I need the community to show their support for him, and his family, by telling police what they know. Anyone giving information will be fully supported and if you don’t want to give your name you can call Crimestoppers, which is totally anonymous.

“But however you want to do it, make that call, and anyone who is doubtful should think of that little boy and his family’s anguish.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 8326/03JUN.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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