London Islington shooting – what happened, where on Essex Road was it, how many people were killed and injured and who was the shooter?

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COPS scrambled to Islington on September 20 following reports of a shooting.

The suspect is said to have fled the scene on foot. Here’s what you need to know.

Cops at the scene in Islington following a shooting on September 20
Cops at the scene in Islington following a shooting on September 20
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Where did the shooting take place in Islington?

Witnesses reported seeing people running from Essex Road just after 9.30pm after hearing several gunshots.

Images on social media appeared to show a bullet hole in the window of a bathroom shop, while a bus was also damaged in the incident.

One Twitter user said: “From the 38 bus, we heard gunshots and saw people running from Essex Road N1 just after 9:30. Stay safe Islington.”

Another said they heard “six shots fired”.

Witnesses reported people fleeing the scene after hearing gun shots
Witnesses reported people fleeing the scene after hearing gun shots
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How many people were killed?

Two people were left injured after a gunman opened fire.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “A 34-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were found suffering from minor injuries.

“The woman has been taken to hospital for treatment to a hand injury believed to have been caused by shattered glass.

“The man was treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service.”


Who was the shooter?

Cops confirmed the unknown suspect fled on foot.

No-one has been arrested in connection with the incident, which comes amid concerns over a wave of violent crime in the capital.




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