Two teenage brothers hurt in Harlesden shooting

Two teenage boys have been left with ‘life-changing’ injuries after they were shot on a housing estate in Harlesden, north-west London, yesterday evening (Friday).

The boys, aged 15 and 17, who are believed to be brothers, were gunned down as they stood in a group in Talbot Walk on the Church Road Estate, around 10pm.

Sources revealed the gunman walked up to the group and shot the pair several times before fleeing on foot.

The brothers were rushed to hospital where their injuries are not life-threatening but are described as life-changing.

Officers from Operation Trident, the Met’s specialist team that probes gun crime in London, are investigating the shooting.

Councillor Lincoln Beswick, Brent Council lead member for crime and community safety and Harlesden councillor, said the double shooting was shocking.

He said: “This is diabolical and has shocked the community.

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“It will not be tolerated and people need to point out the individuals who are going around using guns to settle their scores.

“We will do everything to make sure this doesn’t continue but people need to speak out and speak up.”

The shooting happened the day after a young mother cradling her baby was one of three women shot in Queen’s Park, west London.

Jessica Crichlow, 18, was holding her 11-month-son when she was hit in the neck after a gunman opened fire in John Fearon Walk on the Mozart Estate.

Miss Crichlow, a 17-year-old and a woman aged 19 were all hit by pellets from a single shot.

Anyone with information about both shootings can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.