Man fighting for life after broad daylight shooting in London
29 January 2020, 20:29 | Updated: 29 January 2020, 20:31
A man has been left fighting for his life after he was shot in broad daylight in north west London.
Armed officers rushed to Bravington Road, West Kilburn, shortly before 3pm on Wednesday after reports of a shooting.
London Ambulance Service also attended the scene, which lies in the London Borough of Westminster.
The man, in his late 40s, was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.
Police are working to trace and inform his family.
#Westminster— London 999 Feed (@999London) January 29, 2020
BREAKING: A man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was shot in broad daylight in #QueensPark, west-London.
Met Police say they were called at 2.44pm to Bravington Road, #W9.
The age of the victim is yet to be confirmed.
More below. pic.twitter.com/HwWg3udi7j
Roads in the area have been closed off and a section 60 has been put in place until 4am Thursday, covering Westminster and parts of the Kensington & Chelsea and Brent boroughs.
There will be a greater police presence, with officers having further powers of stop and search because of what they are calling "anticipated intelligence."
A section 60 has been authorized until 04:00 on 30/01/20.— MPS Westminster (@MPSWestminster) January 29, 2020
This was as a result of a firearms incident which occurred on Bravington road and intelligence of anticipated violence.
Areas covered by Section 60 are as follows and detailed in the map attached. pic.twitter.com/FrILV3egz3
Pictures from the scene show forensic teams working behind a police cordon across the road.
No arrests have yet been made and enquiries are still ongoing.
After a shooting in Queen’s Park this afternoon @MPSWestminster have authorised a Section 60 (permitting the use of wider stop and search powers) in response to possible gang tensions. Extra police and investment in prevention can’t come soon enough.— Karen Buck (@KarenPBuckMP) January 29, 2020
Westminster North MP Karen Buck said on Twitter that following the shooting, further investment in the police and prevention techniques "can't come soon enough."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting 4343/29, Tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.