Man arrested on suspicion of murder after three shot in church drive-by attack

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a drive-by shooting at a church 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.