Teenage girl bailed over Harlesden train station shooting

Sixteen-year-old was one of the five people arrested over the weekend

A TEENAGE girl has been released on bail after being arrested in connection with a shooting at Harlesden train station.

Detectives from the British Transport Police detained five people over the weekend after the 27-year-old was gunned down last Wednesday (8).

The victim, who is from south London, was shot in the back and is in a stable condition in hospital.

His injuries are not life threatening.

The 16-year-old girl was arrested alongside two 16-year-old boys, a 17-year-old youth and a 20-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.

All are from Harlesden.

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The pair of 16-year-old boys are still in custody and the remaining three have been bailed to return to a police station on March 23.

The victim was in a group who had travelled to the borough for 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.

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.