Shooting in Muswell Hill Nightclub

From the Standard website

Detectives are also hunting a gunman who shot a number of people inside a nightclub in Muswell Hill, north London.

Panic broke out at The Hill Club when the man opened fire in the early hours of Saturday.

Three people were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds, while several others were injured in the crush people rushed to the exits.

An accurate picture of the number of casualties is yet to emerge, with some reports saying as many as six people were shot.

The “funky house” night at the club was two hours from ending when the man opened fire at around 2am.

Among those injured was a woman, 27, shot in the hand, a man, 23, shot in the chest and another man, 28, shot in the neck.

The three victims are said to be stable in hospital.

Police urged another man, who left the club after being given first aid for a gunshot wound to the leg, to contact them.

Several other people hurt in the stampede to the exits were also taken to hospital, but their injuries were not said to be serious.

Detective Sergeant Jez Dargan from Operation Trident, which investigates gun crime in the black community, said: “This is a serious incident where one man fired multiple shots in a nightclub.

“The panic from the clubbers after the shots led to even more injuries and I would urge anyone who was in the club and hasn’t spoken to police to come forward and help us catch this man.”

Comment – Muswell Hill has recently developed a reputation as being unsafe at night – particularily by the roundabout area where there are lots of nightclubs – we contend that this could easily happen in Tottenham Lane.

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