Harlesden train station shooting victim had travelled to Brent from south London

Man was shot in the back in station foyer

A MAN blasted with a shotgun at Harlesden train station was on his way to South London after visiting the borough as part of a football project, the Times can reveal.

The 27-year-old victim was part of a group visiting Brent who had clashed with local youths after popping into a shop near the station yesterday afternoon.

The gunman struck as the group entered the station foyer at around 2pm and shot the victim in the back.

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

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

Detectives from British Transport Police are investigating the shooting and both stations were closed for several hours yesterday to allow forensic officers to scour the areas for clues.

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CCTV footage captured in and around the stations could also hold vital clues to the gunman’s identity.

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.