Kilburn mother and daughter shot while watching TV in their lounge

Mother, 48, and daughter, 11, shot while watching TV

Mother, 48, and daughter, 11, shot while watching TV - Credit: Archant

Victims were hit after shots fired through their living room window

The victims of a double shooting in Kilburn were watching television in their lounge when a gunman opened fire through their window, it has been revealed.

The 11-year-old girl was shot in the foot and her 48-year-old mother hit in the chest and leg following the gun attack at their home in Templer House Estate in Chelsea Crescent off St Cuthberts Road, yesterday at 9.40pm.

Both were taken to hospital were their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Four other people who were at the address were uninjured.

Detective Inspector Glenn Butler, from Operation Trident, the Met’s specialist team that probes gun crime, is heading the investigation.

He told the Times the victims were in their homes when they were shot after three black men were spotted at the scene.

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The trio are believed to have walked there from nearby Garlinge Road.

He said: “We are interested in speaking to theses three men.

“The victims were innocently watching television in their living room when they were hit.”

A witness told the Times he saw two groups of men arguing in the street before six shots rang out followed by screaming and shouting.

He said: “Another set of cars pulled up and an argument broke out, it quite aggressive and that’s when shots were fired.

“A young girl was running and fell over but then the police came and tried to break it up.”

He added: “Normally this estate is OK but occasionally you get trouble with gangs and stuff.”

However, DI Butler said: “We don’t know of any incident prior to the shooting.”

Making a witness appeal, he added: “If you saw anything unusual within Chelsea Crescent and the surrounding roads, then please contact the incident room.

“The motive for this incident remains unclear but I am keeping an open mind as to all possibilities.”

Anyone with information should the incident room on 0208 733 4774 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11.