Gang armed with airgun, axes and baseball bats carry out ‘shooting’ in Kingsbury shisha lounge

Carlton Lounge in Kingsbury Road (Pic credit: Google streetview)

Carlton Lounge in Kingsbury Road (Pic credit: Google streetview) - Credit: Archant

Customers were forced to dive for cover following unconfirmed reports of a shooting in a shisha lounge in Kingsbury last night.

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According to a source, shots were fired by one of the men from an airgun after they stormed Carlton Lounge in Kingsbury Road.

The gang were wielding axes and baseball bats

The gang were wielding axes and baseball bats - Credit: Archant

The gang used baseball bats and axes to smash windows, chairs and tables inside the venue, which is known locally as Tiger Bay, before fleeing at around midnight.

The gang smashed up the venue after firing shots from an airgun

The gang smashed up the venue after firing shots from an airgun - Credit: Archant

There were around 40 customers in the venue at the time.

Customers were forced to dive for cover as the venue was smashed up

Customers were forced to dive for cover as the venue was smashed up - Credit: Archant

The manager refused to comment about the incident to the Times but the fracas has been a hot bed of conversation on social networking website Twitter with images of the aftermath being tweeted.

Police cordoned off the venue after the incident

Police cordoned off the venue after the incident - Credit: Archant


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A police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at around 11pm on Wednesday April 1 to reports of a disturbance at the Carlton Lounge on Kingsbury Road, NW9.

“Initial reports suggested a firearm may have been heard so armed officers attended first.”No evidence of any firearms being discharged was found so further officers from Brent Borough attended.

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“At this early stage it is understood a number of suspects had attended the venue armed with baseball bats, axes and sledge hammers damaging property and vehicles.

“There were no reports of any injuries and the suspects had fled the scene prior to police arrival.”

Detectives from Brent CID are investigating.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call police via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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