Five arrested by cops probing Harlesden train station shooting

Victim was blasted with shotgun in station foyer

FIVE people have been arrested in connection with a shooting at Harlesden train station.

Detectives from the British Transport Police detained them over the weekend after a 27-year-old man was shot in the back last Wednesday (9).

The victim, who is from south London, was part of a group who had been visiting the borough to take part in a football project.

Investigating officers believe the group were targeted after clashing with local youths in a shop near the station.

As they entered the station foyer at round 2pm the victim was shot in the back with a shotgun.

Despite his injuries, he boarded a train and travelled to the next stop where he collapsed on the platform at Willesden Junction.

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He was rushed to hospital where his injuries are deemed not to be life threatening and he is a stable condition.

Anyone with any information about the shooting should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 and quote incident 296 of 09/03/10 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.