(London) A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition and five others were injured in a shooting at a London church on Saturday, police said.
Devotees who had come to attend a memorial service for a mother and her daughter who died in November ran screaming from this Catholic church in the capital when they heard gunshots.
“Initial investigations indicate that shots were fired from a moving vehicle which then left the scene,” London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement, which appealed for witnesses.
“I heard this loud noise and thought it’s not normal, and the next minute everyone was screaming,” the neighbor told the PA news agency.
A seven-year-old girl, another 12-year-old girl and four women were also injured in a shooting near busy Euston train station.
The other girl was treated for minor leg injuries and released from hospital.
Four other women, aged between 21 and 54, are in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Mourners then watched the pigeons being released when shots were fired, a witness told the Mylandan news site.
The priest in charge of the service, Father Jeremy Truitt, told the PA news agency that it was a Mass in honor of 20-year-old Sarah Sanchez and her mother, who died at the age of one month, in November, from leukemia and the second from a blood clot.