Tragedy at St. Aloysius Church: Four Shot Outside Funeral in North London, including a 7-year-old girl

Read about the tragic shooting that took place outside a funeral in north London, leaving four people wounded, including a 7-year-old girl. Learn about the victims' conditions and the ongoing investigation by the Metropolitan police. Stay updated on the latest developments of this shocking incident.
  • A shooting occurred outside a funeral in north London, leaving four people wounded, including a 7-year-old girl. The double funeral service was being held at St. Aloysius Church on Phoenix Road, opposite Euston train station, at around 2 p.m. on a particular day.
  • The Metropolitan police immediately arrived to cordon off the area and investigated the terrible event. The police reported that the victims were 41, 48, and 54 years old and immediately transferred to nearby hospitals. Their injuries were not life-threatening.
  • The police reported that a 48-year-old man suffered a nervous breakdown that could cause long-term damage from the shock of seeing the violence in front of his eyes. However, there is no further information on the suspects in the broad daylight shooting yet.

Men on board a car unleashed a shooting outside a funeral and left four people wounded, including a 7-year-old girl. Hence, police officers immediately arrived to cordon off the area and investigated the terrible event that happened in north London, according to information from the Daily Mail portal.

The events occurred while the double funeral service of a single mother and her 20-year-old daughter was being held at St Aloysius Church on Phoenix Road, opposite Euston train station, at around 2 p.m. this afternoon, confirmed the Metropolitan Police in the area already described.

Shots were fired as white pigeons were thrown into the skies

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Gunshots began to be heard just as white doves were thrown into the air to fly, and then all hell broke loose. Three women and a girl were shot and fell to the ground while people hid to protect themselves.

Information from the authorities indicates that the double funeral service was held for Fresia Calderon, 50, and her daughter, Sara Sanchez, 20, who died a month apart in November. The shooting was reported outside a funeral with several wounded in the middle of a London street.

Shooting funeral left wounded people: who are the victims?

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The police reported that the victims were 41, 48, and 54 years old and were immediately transferred to nearby hospitals in the area. However, they said that their injuries were not life-threatening, so they would remain there for a few days in order to heal while they received specialized medical care.

But in addition, they reported that a 48-year-old man suffered a nervous breakdown that could cause him long-term damage from the sheer shock of seeing the violence in front of his eyes. However, there is no further information on the suspects in the broad daylight shooting.

Several were injured during a funeral shooting: a girl was rushed to the emergency room

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For her part, it was reported that the minor was transferred to a hospital for emergency medical attention. However, her state of health is unknown at this time, so they will wait a few hours so that the doctors can give a diagnosis of her and see that she recovers soon.

The shooting caused everyone present to run for their lives, and some people told local media that they had to take refuge in several places to avoid being hit by the bullets of the attackers. They say they lived moments of terror for several seconds.

“We were looking for places to hide”

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To describe the events, several witnesses spoke to relate what happened during those seconds: ” It was chaos. It was horrible. No one knew if it was a bomb or a gunman,” said one witness. “‘We were looking for places to hide. We all huddled in the corners wherever we could. We came out after about 10 minutes, and I didn’t dare (to come out earlier). It was not pleasant.”

The Met media outlet said, “There is a significant police presence in the area. An urgent investigation is underway, and details of the incident are still coming to light. At this early stage, there have been no arrests,” it said of the event.