Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after church drive-by shooting

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a drive-by shooting at a church in Euston left a seven-year-old girl in a life-threatening

condition. Officers were called to St Aloysius Church on Phoenix Road in Euston, central London, on Saturday where a memorial service was taking place for a young woman and

her mother. Scotland Yard said shotgun pellets were fired from a black Toyota C-HR at around 1.30pm before it was driven off. Four women and two children were injured

in the attack, with the youngest left in a life-threatening condition. The Metropolitan Police said a 22-year-old man was arrested after a car was stopped in Cricklewood

Lane, Barnet, shortly before 4pm on Sunday. He has been taken into custody. Three women – aged 48, 54 and 41 – were taken to a central London hospital where their

injuries were assessed as non-life threatening. Police said the 48-year-old has potentially life-changing injuries. A 21-year-old woman was also taken to a central

London hospital and her condition has been assessed as non life-threatening. The seven-year-old girl remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. A

12-year-old girl who sustained a leg injury is expected to make a full recovery. The shots sent mourners running and screaming, with many of them sheltering inside the

church, witnesses said. Father Jeremy Trood, who conducted the service, confirmed it was a Requiem Mass for Sara Sanchez, 20, and her mother, who both died in

November.