A teenager was reportedly shot “five times” outside a London Underground station in Harrow.
The 19-year-old victim was gunned down outside Sudbury Hill station, on Greenford Road, at 6.40pm on Wednesday (November 18).
Police officers and paramedics were called and the man was rushed to hospital.
His condition is unknown, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said.
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Pictures taken at the scene show a large cordon on Greenford Road outside Sudbury Hill station.
A number of police vehicles are parked on Greenford Road, while forensic officers can be seen gathering evidence.
One person posted on Twitter saying they have heard five gunshots, saying: “Possible shooting in Greenford. Heard five close shots by Sudbury Hill Station. Ambulances on the scene”.
Another Twitter user wrote: “Someone has just been shot outside Sudbury Hill Station in Harrow. Gunshots were heard from as far as Greenford.”
Transport for London said in a statement: “Sudbury Hill closed – This station is closed while we help the police respond to an incident.”
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to Greenford Road, Harrow, at 6.40pm on Wednesday, November 18 following reports that a man had been shot outside Sudbury Hill Station.
“Officers attended alongside London Ambulance Service. A 19-year-old man has been taken to a West London hospital suffering with gunshot wounds. His condition is unknown.
“No arrests have been made but officers remain in the area and enquiries continue.
“Greenford Road is closed and trains are not stopping at Sudbury Hill Station.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said the 19-year-old was taken to a major trauma centre after an “advanced trauma team” was initially dispatched to the scene, along with other ambulance crews.
The spokesperson said: “We were called at 6:42pm tonight (18 November) to Greenford Road, Sudbury Hill to reports of a shooting.
“We dispatched an incident response officer, ambulance crews and an advanced trauma team car from London’s Air Ambulance.
“Crews treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”
This is the second tragedy to hit Harrow in the past few days.
Aspiring law student Jamalie Matthew, 17, from Harrow, was found stabbed in Northwick Park at around 3.50pm on Thursday, November 12 and he died at the scene around 40 minutes later.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD 5975/18NOV. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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