Panic in Kensal Green pub following drive-by shooting

Incident being linked with feuding gangs

Terrified bystanders fearing for their lives fled into a Kensal Green pub after a gunman opened fire in a drive-by shooting.

The crowd had been queuing to buy food next to the William IV pub, in Harrow Road, at about 1.30am, on Saturday morning when shots were fired from someone inside a passing grey Volkswagen Golf.

According to a witness who asked not to be named, the crowd rushed into the pub causing panic among revellers. Luckily, no one was injured.

The anonymous person said: “All hell broke lose. It was crazy. One minute everyone was enjoying the music and then all of a sudden these people came from no-where.


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“At first nobody knew what was going on and then when people heard there had been a shooting, everyone started to panic.”

It is believed the incident maybe linked to an ongoing feud between gangs in South Kilburn and Kensal Green.

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Louis Barria, manager of William IV, said: “It was the pub who called the police. Everyone was calling the police.

“Luckily, no one was shot and it had nothing to do with the pub.”

A police spokesman said officers from Trident, which investigates gun crime in London, is investigating and encouraged anyone with information to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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