Romford shooting: Two women rushed to hospital after ‘drive-by shooting’ by east London bus stop


Two young women were rushed to hospital after an apparent drive-by shooting on a residential road in east London.

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene in Romford shortly before 10pm on Monday night.

The two women were believed to have been sitting in a car when a silver vehicle pulled up alongside it and shots were fired.

The women got out of the car before running up the road to seek help.

Brett Connors, who lives next to where the shooting happened, told the Standard: “I heard four or five shot gun bangs and two cars speeding off past my window, and then two woman running up the road.

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Double shooting: Brentwood Road was cordoned off after the incident (Dilwar Wahid)

“I now understand the two woman running away were injured and the ones that got shot in the car.”

Meanwhile shocking pictures have emerged showing a black car on the pavement next to a bus stop, riddled with bullet holes.

The two victims were rushed to an east London hospital by a member of the public – a man who left the hospital before police arrived.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Officers, including armed officers, attended the scene in Brentwood Road and found evidence of a discharge of a firearm.

“A crime scene is now in place. The victims – aged 24 and 23 – have injuries described as not life threatening, but remain in hospital at this time.

“There have been no arrests at this stage.”

The Trident and Area Crime Command has been informed and will be investigating.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, can contact police via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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