Gunfire in downtown London, 2 suspects injured

Gunfire in downtown London, 2 suspects injured

Original title: 2 people were injured in a shooting case in downtown London

China news agency, London, September 21 (Reporter Zhang Ping) 21 London Police Department disclosed that 20 nights in Islington, north of London, the shooting occurred, two people were injured at the scene, the suspect at large.

A spokesman for the London Police Department said that at about 9:30 p.m., a shooting occurred on Essex Street in Islington. The suspect fled the scene. A 34-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were slightly injured. They are now in hospital for surgery.

Witnesses on the scene said that 6 gunshots were heard in the chaos, and four people fled in panic. A taxi driver reported to the police that his taxi windshield was broken by bullets.

A police spokesman said the suspect is still at large. Police are conducting a case investigation, and police officers of the relevant firearms technology department are also involved in the detection of the case.

According to London police statistics, since 2018, there have been hundreds of violent murders in London, more than 80 people were killed.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has repeatedly appealed to the British central government to address the problem of "budget cuts" and "excessive police strain" in the London police force, which is a top priority to improve the security situation in the capital region. (finish)

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