Fifth man arrested in connection with Wembley nightclub shooting

Fifth man held over shooting in Crystals nightclub (Pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg)

Fifth man held over shooting in Crystals nightclub (Pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg) - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating incident at Crystals hold 21-year-old at an address in the NW10 area

A fifth man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in a nightclub in Wembley that left a teenager injured.

The 21-year-old was held at an address in the NW10 area following the incident at Crystals in South Way in the early hours of New Year’s Eve.

Ra Ra Makaveli was celebrating her 18th birthday when she was shot in the leg after a gunman burst into the venue at around 4am.

Officers held the man hours after a 26-year-old was arrested in Pinner on Thursday morning.

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Both men have been bailed to return to a police station on March 14.

Earlier this month detectives arrested a bailed three men in connection with the shooting which happened at around 4am.

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Recalling the incident, Miss Makaveli said: “There was a big flash and people started running out. Everyone was trying to squeeze through one door and stepping over each other.

“I ran out with them not realising I had been shot but I collapsed I when I got outside and when I lifted my dress I saw a big hole on my leg.

“I was initially told I had been hit by a firework but when I got to the hospital the police told me I had been shot.”

Following the shooting Brent Police obtained a 24-hour closure which forced the venue to close its doors on New Years Eve following the incident.

The club’s owners voluntarily agreed to keep the venue closed until last week.

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