Witnesses heard loud shots and a gunman discharged several rounds as a car sped past in Camden, near Regent’s Park in London at around 10.10pm. The emergency services were called and two women were taken to hospital with suspected gunshot wounds.
A woman and a man later took themselves to A&E for treatment – again both with suspected gunshot wounds.
The shooting is not being treated as terror-related.
One resident told The Sun: “I heard five or six loud bangs they just sounded like fireworks, but then there was lots of screaming.
“All hell broke loose, there were people running in every direction.
“Then all the other cars started screeching and speeding out too.”
A resident told MyLondon that a “girl got shot in the back”.
Another said: “I saw someone walking from my balcony saying I’ve just been shot.
“I’ve been in London 14 years and you don’t see these things every day.”
In a statement, the Met Police said: “Police were called shortly before 10.10pm on Saturday, 14 August to reports of gunshots heard in the vicinity of Clarence Gardens, NW1
“Officers, including firearms officers, attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service.
“Two women were treated at the scene for suspected gunshot injuries before being taken to hospital.
“A man and a female later self-presented at hospital with suspected gunshot wounds. We await an update on the condition of all four.
“A crime scene is in place and officers remain in the area. Enquiries continue.
“At this early stage there have been no arrests. This incident is not being treated as terror related.
“Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference Cad 7619/14Aug.
“A Section 60 Order has been authorised across Camden borough from 23:36hrs on Saturday, 14 August until 07:00hrs on Sunday, 15 August.”