Tragic shooting at St Aloysuis

A 22 year old man has been arrested for the tragic shooting in Phoenix Road on Saturday at a funeral at St Aloysuis.

There is a marked police presence in the area and we are assured the incident is unrelated to the local area or community.
Phoenix Road with all businesses and the People’s Museum is now open.

BBC report with video

A 48-year-old woman was left with potentially life-changing injuries after the shooting, and three other women, aged 21, 41 and 54, were taken to hospital where their condition is deemed to be non life-threatening.

A 12-year-old girl who sustained a leg injury is expected to make a full recovery.

The shots sent mourners running and screaming, with many of them sheltering inside the church, witnesses said. Footage posted on social media showed chaotic scenes after the shooting began.

One resident of an estate across the road from the church, who did not want to be named, said: “I heard the gunshots. I was having a quiet day on my balcony and I heard this almighty bang and I thought this was not normal, and the next minute everyone was screaming and shouting.”

Source – The Guardian

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