Camden shooting: Two children and four women injured after funeral in Phoenix Road, by Euston station

Police believe shots were fired from a moving vehicle near a church where a funeral was taking place.

A seven-year-old girl was one of five people taken to hospital following a shooting near a funeral in Camden.

The girl remains in a life-threatening condition. A second child has since been discharged.

The Met Police believes shots were fired from a moving vehicle near a church where a funeral was taking place.

At around 1.30pm on Saturday (January 14), police and paramedics were called to reports of a shooting in Phoenix Road, Somers Town.

Four women – aged 21, 48, 54 and 41 – were taken to a central London hospital.

Their injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening. The 48-year-old has potentially life changing injuries.

Police say they were told at just after 2pm that a seven-year-old girl had been taken to hospital with injuries believed to have been sustained in the same incident. She remains in hospital in a life-threatening condition.

A second child, a 12-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with a minor leg injury, sustained in the incident but has since been discharged.

Police say no arrests have been made, but that the vehicle from which the shots came is thought to have driven away.

Superintendent Ed Wells said: “Any shooting incident is unacceptable, but for multiple people, including two children, to be injured in a shooting in the middle of a Saturday afternoon is shocking.

“Our thoughts are with all the victims, but in particular with the seven-year-old girl who is in a life threatening condition and with her family.

“An investigation into this dreadful attack is already well under way involving local officers and specialist detectives. I can assure the communities of Camden and beyond that we will do everything we possibly can to identify and bring to justice those who were responsible.

“Local residents can expect to see an increased visible police presence in the area through the weekend and into the days ahead as we progress this investigation.

“I would urge anyone with information to come forward, either to the police or anonymously, to Crimestoppers.”

There is a significant police presence in the area.

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.