‘Ilford’ girl, 5, critical after shooting

A five-year-old girl lying critically injured in hospital after being shot is believed to be from Ilford.

The youngster was shot in the chest on Tuesday in Stockwell Food & Wine shop, Stockwell Road, Brixton.

A 35-year-old man, who is not related to the girl, is also critically injured after being shot in the face.

According to a national news media report, the girl was visiting relatives who own the shop.

It is believed two youths ran into the shop shortly before the shots were fired.


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The two youths, who police believe were the intended targets, ran from the shop and chased the three others who were on bikes, running off along Broom Grove Road.

No arrests have yet been made in connection with the double shooting.

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