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Kennet Road shooting: Armed cops rush to protect Maida Vale college

PUBLISHED: 09:49 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:49 21 August 2018

Gunshots were fired outside Kennet West Skills Centre, in Kennet Road. Picture: Google maps street view

Gunshots were fired outside Kennet West Skills Centre, in Kennet Road. Picture: Google maps street view

Archant

Armed cops rushed to a Maida Vale college yesterday after a shooter opened fire in the street outside.

Police were called at 4.10pm to reports of gunshots near Kennet West Skills Centre, in Kennet Road.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: “No one was found injured and the suspects left prior to police arrival.

“Officers with the support of the National Police Air Service searched the area.”

Police officers say they found evidence a firearm had been discharged.

No arrests have yet been made.

It came hours before three people were shot near Kingsbury Tube station in Brent. But there is no evidence to suggestion the two crimes are connected.

Did you see what happened? E-mail Lucas Cumiskey at the Gazette news desk: lucas.cumiskey@archant.co.uk

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