This is the terrifying moment when a shooter opens fire outside a memorial service for a drug cartel gangster’s ex-wife and daughter as a man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a young girl fights for her life in a hospital.
CCTV footage from a nearby street shows a black car driving towards a church in central Euston. Londonabout 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, just before a huge bang roars.
A large number of people were then seen fleeing the scene on foot, and some were heard screaming as they tried to reach safety. It’s unclear if the black car in the footage is involved in the incident.
The funeral was held for Sara Sanchez and her mother, Frecia Calderón, a gangster with ties to the notorious Colombian Cali Cartel.
it comes after Metropolitan Police Department A 22-year-old man was arrested after the shooting and said six people, including a 7-year-old girl, were injured.
Carlos Arturo Sanchez-Coronado (left) was the ex-husband of Fresia Calderon.
Surveillance camera footage taken from outside the church showed a darkened car driving down the street where the shooting took place.
Shortly after the shooting, people can be seen fleeing in fear on CCTV footage.
Detectives say the man was taken into custody shortly before 4 p.m. yesterday after a car stopped on Cricklewood Lane in Barnet.
The shoot took place around 1:30 pm on Saturday, It took place on January 14 as mourners attended a service for a 20-year-old British-Colombian cancer patient and her 50-year-old mother.
Family and friends of Sara Sanchez and her mother, Frecia Calderón, were at St Aloysius Church across from Euston Station on Phoenix Road for the memorial.
Calderon died of a blood clot after a flight from Columbia to Heathrow Airport in November, and Sanchez died of terminal leukemia three weeks later.
As members of the congregation stepped outside to release the white dove, a symbol of peace, a man reportedly jumped out of the car and began firing into the crowd.
London Metropolitan Police officers rushed to the scene, along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance, after multiple injuries were reported.
Three women, ages 48, 54 and 41, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but the 48-year-old woman’s injuries were assessed as potentially life-altering. .
A 21-year-old woman was also taken to a central London hospital, where her condition was assessed as not life-threatening.
Earlier yesterday it became clear Calderón was married to a convicted member of the Cali Cartel.
The question arises as to whether the incident may be related to the Colombian drug trade.
According to The Telegraph, Carlos Arturo Sanchez Coronado was imprisoned in the UK for his involvement in money-laundering activities of gangs linked to Colombia’s Cali Cartel.
Police investigate shooting near Euston station on Saturday night
The drive-by shooting took place outside a memorial to the 20-year-old cancer victim and her mother, 50, in north London.
Sanchez-Coronado is said to have been the first person extradited to the UK from a South American country, after which he was pleaded guilty to three charges of money laundering and falsifying documents.
The criminal gang’s share of the UK drug market was so large that the price of cocaine is said to have risen by 50% after the demolition.
During a series of house raids in north-west London, police seized millions of pounds in cash, as well as cocaine and marijuana, valued at £100 million.
Meanwhile, Sanchez-Coronado was then tracked down in Colombia where he worked as a taxi driver.
He returned to South America after being imprisoned in 2009 and was believed to have been living in the Chilean capital of Santiago when he died last year at the age of 56.
The shooting takes place at a memorial service for Frecia Calderón (left) and her daughter Sara Sanchez (right), who died within a month of each other
An invitation to Saturday’s memorial service urged attendees to wear white to commemorate the mother and daughter.
The incident occurred on Phoenix Road, a few meters from Euston station in central London.
CCTV footage captured by sky news It shows a black car driving down the street where the shooting took place at the time of the incident.
In the video, people flee the church screaming in terror, and a loud bang can be heard before a dark car drives down Phoenix Road near Euston station.
A police source said a man jumped out of the car and started shooting at the crowd as white doves, a symbol of peace, were released.
Police have yet to reveal a motive for the crime, but it was argued that the service shooter targeted a member of the crowd in a revenge attack.
A shocking video was later released showing the chaos inside the church when the shooting began.
Father Jeremy Troode, who conducted the memorial service, said the scene after the shooting was ‘pandemonium’
Grieving church members can be heard screaming and running back inside the church to safety, one shouting, ‘We must get out,’ while another shouts, ‘Stay back. “said.
Others were heard crying, some shouted “Oh my god” and others were told to “sit down”.
A woman who attended the funeral said last night, “People are saying the intended target of the shooting was a man who attended the service.
“There is speculation that it was some kind of revenge attack.”
Father Jeremy Troode, who was conducting a service before Saturday’s shooting, said it was “pandemonium” and told Sky News he heard gunshots shortly after mourners left the church to release the pigeons. rice field.
“People are saying the intended target of the shooting was the men who attended the service,” one guest at the memorial service said Saturday, one woman at the funeral said last night. There is speculation that it was some kind of revenge attack.”
On Sunday morning before the arrests were made, Metropolitan Police Superintendent Jack Rowlands called the shooting “a senseless act of violence”.
“Just before 1:30 pm yesterday, we received reports of a shooting outside St Aloysius’ Church on Phoenix Road in Camden.
“Police responded with paramedics and London Air Ambulance crews.
“Several people have been found with injuries caused by shotgun bullets.
“Suspect believes the shotgun was fired from a moving vehicle, which was a black Toyota C-HR, likely a 2019 model year or similar.
“This was a shocking event. People came here to attend funerals and mourn with friends and loved ones, but were victims of senseless violence.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about what happened should call 101 and give reference number 3357/14JAN.
You can also provide Crimestoppers with information anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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