A 7-YEAR-OLD girl and three others have been injured in a drive by shooting outside a funeral by London Euston Station.
The girl was hurt after shots were reportedly fired from a “moving car” outside St Aloysius Church, police confirmed.
It is currently unclear how serious the girl’s injuries are or if they came from gunshots.
However, police confirmed the injuries were "sustained in the same incident" and the girl was hospitalised.
Three women – aged 48, 54 and 41 – were also rushed to hospital after the shock incident.
Cops said their injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening but the 48-year-old has potentially life changing injuries.
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The incident was so serious that an air ambulance arrived at the scene while a police helicopter was spotted overhead.
A witness, who claims they were inside the church when the incident took place, described hiding amid the horror.
Speaking to MyLondon they said: "It was chaos. It was horrible.
"No one knew if it was a bomb or gunman. We were looking for places to hide.
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"We all just snuggled into corners where we could. We left after about 10 minutes, I did not dare [leave before]. It was not nice."
Police confirmed that there have been no arrests at this stage.
A Metropolitan Police statement said: "At 13:29hrs on Saturday, 14 January, police were called to reports of a shooting in Phoenix Road, NW1.
"Officers responded with medics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance. Three women – aged 48, 54 and 41 – were taken to a central London hospital."
It was chaos. It was horrible. No one knew if it was a bomb or gunman. We were looking for places to hide."
They continued: "Their injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening. The 48-year-old has potentially life changing injuries.
"At 14:05hrs, police were informed that a seven-year-old girl had been taken to a central London hospital with injuries that are believed to have been sustained in the same incident. We await an update on her condition.
"There is a significant police presence in the area. An urgent investigation is under way and details of the incident are still emerging. At this early stage there have been no arrests.
"The incident took place in the vicinity of a church where a funeral was taking place. Initial enquiries suggest the shots were fired from a moving vehicle which was then driven away from the scene."
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Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information about what took place should call 101, giving the reference 3357/14JAN.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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