On Wednesday evening on November 18 at around 6.40pm, a 19-year-old teenager was left facing life-threatening conditions after being shot outside Sudbury Hill Station, on Greenford Road, in Harrow.

A few minutes later, ambulance crews, response officers and paramedics were called to the scene and the victim rushed to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. 

Greenford Road was cordoned off and Sudbury Hill Station closed following the incident until past noon the following day. Transport for London posted a statement on Twitter: “Sudbury Hill Closed – This station is closed while we help the police respond to an incident.”

A person who wished to remain anonymous, who was not even 400 metres away from the scene at the time of the shooting, said ‘I had just gotten home like an hour before. I didn’t really hear anything but they said it happened at around 6.40 and my dad went on a walk just 20 minutes afterwards…’

‘…It was a shock and I was scared because what if I had gone on a walk around that time, who knows what could’ve happened.’

This week has seen much violence and crime in London across the capital and 4 stabbings of teens, with this tragic incident occurring recently after another teenager died after suffering stab wounds in another area of Harrow, in Northwich Park, on November 12. 

In 2019/2020 London recorded the highest rate of 179 offences of knife-crime per 100,000 population in the year ending March 2020. 

Additionally, the Metropolitan Police have made the statement for anyone with information about this incident to contact police by calling 101, or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD 5975/18NOV. Or alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.