Gun fired outside east London mosque during Ramadan prayers

Date: 
May, 2019
Country: 
United Kingdom (England)

The Metropolitan police have launched an investigation after a shot was fired outside a London mosque during prayers for Ramadan.

Police said there were no injuries. They believe the shot came from a blank-firing handgun, and significantly, they were not treating it as a terrorist incident.

Police believe the incident may have stemmed from an earlier incident in the street close to the mosque. 

The single shot was fired outside a mosque in Ilford in east London at 10.45pm.

The man with the weapon entered the mosque on the High Road in Seven Kings, but was “ushered out” by those inside, according to police. A shot was then heard.

The incident follows the killing of 51 people in the Christchurch mosque massacre in New Zealand and come nearly two years after a terrorist attacked worshippers close to the Finsbury Park mosque in north London, killing one person.

Source: The Guardian