Shots were fired in Cambridge Gardens, Ladbroke Grove, last night during the latest gun crime to hit the Royal Borough.
At 11.20pm, an eye witness saw two men standing beside a silver car with its doors open, parked at the junction with Malton Mews. The pair - who were both described as light-skinned black men - were talking to a stocky third man wearing a rucksack.
Just after a woman arrived wearing a distinctive white fur coat with black dots she was heard to cry: "Please don't do it!" The witness then saw the third man shoot at the car.
Fearing for his safety, the witness called the police. When cops arrived they found gun cartridges in the road, which lies off Ladbroke Grove near to the tube station. Neighbours also reported hearing bangs.
Hours later, at around 2am, the situation developed further when a taxi driver arrived at Paddington police station. He told officers his car had been shot at after picking up two men in Westminster before driving them to Cambridge Gardens.
The crime follows two armed robberies in off licences in North Kensington and a man being held at gun point while putting air in tyres at Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's this January.
Officers from Operation Trident are investigating. No one had been arrested. If you have any information about the incident call Det Con Paul Arbon on 020 8733 4713 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.