Terrifying moment man with huge shotgun blasts at car as innocent mum and child dive for cover

Terrifying moment man with huge shotgun blasts at car as innocent mum and child dive for cover

A MASKED gunman opened fire in a drive by shooting on a busy street in broad daylight.

Detectives have launched a probe after reports of a man with a shotgun on Park Lane, North London, on April 8. 


Specialist firearms officers rushed to the scene after reports of a gunman opening fire, but did not find anyone with injuries or suspects. 

But CCTV now appears to show the horror incident, with a car recklessly reversing into a parked vehicle. 

The driver then started trying to drive away from a man in a balaclava, who appears to be holding a gun. 

Footage also shows terrified pedestrians, including a mum and child, trying to dive out of the way of the vehicle and the armed man. 

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Police have now launched an appeal in an attempt to track down a suspect at around 7pm earlier this month. 

Detective Inspector Gemma Alger said: "This terrifying incident unfolded in a residential street in broad daylight and it is incredibly fortunate that no one was seriously injured or worse.

"There were members of the public who were going about their business as usual when they were caught in the midst of a firearms discharge and feared for their lives as they dived for cover.

"Police and communities must work together to apprehend violent criminals and this is a prime example of that.

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"Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, might prove vital."

Police enquiries established that shots are believed to have been fired at a vehicle that then fled the scene. 

Detective Chief Superintendent Caroline Haines, head of policing for Enfield and Haringey, added: “We are aware of the shocking footage that is circulating on social media.

"I can assure local residents that we are doing everything to assist our colleagues in Specialist Crime as they work to establish the circumstances and identify everyone linked to this incident.

"Whilst this incident will cause grave concern, and rightly so, fortunately, firearms discharges are extremely rare.

"We have seen a 73 per cent reduction over the past year in the North Area boroughs, and tackling violence remains the Met’s top priority.

"You can expect to see additional patrols in the area over the coming days, and I would urge local people to approach officers on patrol to discuss any information or concerns they have with them.”

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Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101 quoting reference CAD 6202/08Apr. 

Alternatively, tweet @MetCC or to remain 100% anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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