Man hospitalised after second street shooting in 24 hours

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Man hospitalised after second street shooting in 24 hours
27th May 2014

A drive-by shooting in Notting Hill has left a man in hospital in a ‘serious but stable’ condition.

The victim, in his 20s, was gunned down in Colville Gardens by armed men driving in a people carrier. 

Police were called to the road at around 7.20pm. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance where he is in a serious but stable condition. 

Officers say the car drove off in the direction of Colville Terrace nearby.

It’s the second seemingly random street shooting within a 24 hour period in west London. 

A 20-year-old was shot in the back just yards from his home in Hammersmith Grove at around 6.40pm on Sunday. 

The victim was in a critical condition at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington after one bullet passed through his back, lung and arm - narrowly missing his rib cage. 

The victim’s father told the Evening Standard: “I heard some popping noises, like fire crackers, and then my boy came running in and said call an ambulance. He wasn’t breathing too well. 

“He was shot in the back. I only saw one [bullet] hole because I was told by the ambulance to put pressure on it.

“I don’t know what happened. He’s 20 years younger than me but this age group don’t think first before they react.”

The road was closed for several hours as forensic teams scoured the scene until midday yesterday. 

No arrests have been made in connection with either shooting but detectives said there is ‘nothing to suggest’ that the shootings are linked. 

Both are being investigated by Trident Gang Crime Command.

Call 101 or 0800 555 111 anonymously with information. 

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