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A large crowd was attending a BBQ in a communal open space in Clarence Gardens following a discharged of a firearm four people were injured in Camden

Police are appealing for witnesses after gunshots were discharged into a crowd in Camden shortly before 11.10pm on Saturday, 14 August.

A large crowd was attending a BBQ in a communal open space in Clarence Gardens, NW1, when up to five unknown males arrived and indiscriminately discharged a firearm injuring four people.

 

Police, including firearms officers, attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service.

 

Four people are currently recovering in a local hospital. They are a 19-year-old woman; a 17 year-old woman; a 28-year-old man and a 73 year-old woman.

Their conditions are not thought to be life-threatening.

The Specialist Crime North Reactive team are investigating the incident.

DS Val John-Baptiste, of Specialist Crime North, said: “I need to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in and around Clarence Gardens, NW1.

“We thoroughly investigate every shooting in London – every incident and every weapon on our streets is of great concern to us. We know that Londoners feel exactly the same, and that’s why it is vital that anyone with information shares with us what they know, either directly with the police or anonymously via Crimestoppers.”

Police appeal to anyone with footage of the incident and or any information to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 7619/14 August. Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

At this early stage there have been no arrests.

A crime scene remains in place and local residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area while the investigation continues. Anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak to the officers or to make police aware using the two contact options above.