Sunday, September 27, 2015
Gun control in Britain
Farmers can have shotguns but that's about it
Panicked shoppers dived to the ground after a man was shot dead on a busy London street earlier this afternoon.
The Met Police arrested a man in his 20s near the scene of the shooting on suspicion of murder and placed him in custody at an east London police station.
Eyewitnesses saw assailants chasing the victim down Chatsworth Road before they shot him shortly before 1.15pm.
He briefly ran into a butchers for help before collapsing into a railing, where armed police and medical workers found him lying in a pool of his own blood, reports claim.
It is believed that a gang of three men approached the victim who was shot several times. He died at the scene.
A traumatised witness told the Independent how the victim ran for his life before he was gunned down outside the Regal Pharmacy.
He said the man left behind a trail of blood as he stumbled into the butchers shop.
Another witness told the Mirror how passersby ran for safety in a chemist when the heard gunshots which sounded like 'firecrackers'.
He said: 'There was a man running away outside the shop and then all of a sudden about three other people came running into the shop looking terrified.
'They told us there had been a shooting. I could not believe it as it did not sound like the gunshots you hear in the movies. I then saw one guy with his hood up walking past the shop very quickly'
A shopkeeper who works at nearby beauty salon Belli Fuori said: 'They [locals] think it's gang-related. I'm not from the area but they say there's a lot of it.'