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Shooting in South Hampstead stuns community

PUBLISHED: 13:08 08 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:17 07 September 2010

ANOTHER shooting has taken place on the streets of Camden, this time on an estate in South Hampstead. Following Sunday night's attack in Gillies Street, Kentish Town, two teenagers have been shot on the Ainsworth Way Estate. They were rushed to hospital w

ANOTHER shooting has taken place on the streets of Camden, this time on an estate in South Hampstead.

Following Sunday night's attack in Gillies Street, Kentish Town, two teenagers have been shot on the Ainsworth Way Estate.

They were rushed to hospital with leg wounds, while a third teen was pistol whipped and also treated for injuries.

Gunshots were heard on the estate just after 9pm last night (Tuesday). None of the young victims' injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

"It appears one of the victims has told police they were sitting on the estate when they were approached by a group of males in masks who asked 'Who is A.S.A.?' and then started shooting the victims with a silver handgun," said a Met spokesman.

So far no arrests have been made, but police are appealing for information.

A pensioner, who did not wish to be named, heard the attack when it happened outside her home. She said: "We heard two bangs. I thought it was fireworks but my son said he thought it sounded like something else. We saw them taking somebody away on a stretcher - it was terrible.

"This estate has got really bad - it's nothing like it used to be when we moved here 50 years ago."

Police were also called to Gillies Street in Kentish Town at 12.30am on Monday, where a 21-year-old man had received a gunshot wound to the leg. So far, no arrests have been made in either case but police are appealing for information. Call 020-7404 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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