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Police remain on the scene of a double shooting in Rayners Lane.

Armed police officers and paramedics arrived on the scene on Alexandra Avenue near the tube station shortly after 5pm on Tuesday (August 21).

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that two males were found with gunshot injuries - and later confirmed that two arrests have been made.

A crime scene remained in place on Wednesday morning (August 22).

Police continue to hunt for the suspected shooter who is believed to have fled the scene with an accomplice on a scooter.

Footage taken in the area of Harrow on Tuesday evening showed officers from the Met Police and London Ambulance Service at the scene as a police helicopter circles above.

Police were also been pictured going into the Chicken Cottage in Alexandra Avenue, Rayners Lane.

Police in Harrow on Tuesday afternoon

The double shooting follows a triple shooting just a few miles away last night outside Kingsbury station.

You can follow our live blog below for all the latest updates on this breaking incident.

'Everybody is scared now'

Shop owners in the area are still coming to terms with what happened - but have to keep their businesses open despite yesterday’s chaos.

Apparent bullet hole in the window of Chicken Cottage
Apparent bullet hole in the window of Chicken Cottage (Image: Kat Clementine)

Haris Patel, owner of Natraj said:

“There were so many police and they took the (CCTV) recording from my shop.

“I’m the new owner here and it’s the first time I’ve seen this, it’s quite scary for us.

“Everybody is scared now but we have to keep the business open.”

'We must take every measure to prevent any further violence'

In a statement, Navin Shah, Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow, reassured local residents that police have strengthened their police presence in both boroughs after the shootings.

“This week, our community has been shaken by two tragic shooting incidents, taking place in Brent and Harrow. My thoughts are with the families and friends of those that were attacked.


“Whilst in the wake of this shocking violence, local residents are understandably concerned, I would like to reassure everyone in our community that the police have strengthened their presence on the ground in both areas, and are working to bring the perpetrators to justice.


“However, it is extremely important that local people continue to work closely and cooperatively with the police, and I would urge anyone with relevant information relating to these incidents to report it by dialling 101.


“We must take every measure to prevent any further violence from taking place on the streets of Brent and Harrow, which are both host to strong and peaceful communities.


“At City Hall, the Mayor is taking action on violent crime through his dedicated Knife Crime Strategy, Violent Crime Taskforce and Young Londoners Fund, which focuses on early intervention.


“However, it is clear that in order to comprehensively clamp down on violent crime we need to see more support from the Government and an end to the funding cuts they have imposed upon the Met Police”.

Pictures from the scene

The police cordon outside Chicken Cottage has now been removed. Here’s how the scene now looks - an employee at Chicken Cottage was earlier cleaning the front of the store, in the area where shots were fire. Remnants of police tape can also been seen to the rear of the stores, where the men were said to have run after the shooting.

(Image: Kat Clementine)
An employee at Chicken Cottage wiping down scuff marks from the front of the shop
An employee at Chicken Cottage wiping down scuff marks from the front of the shop (Image: Kat Clementine)
Police had cordoned off this area
Police had cordoned off this area (Image: Kat Clementine)

Assembly Member calls on the government for 'effective action'

Navin Shah, Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow has also shared his events after the boroughs he represents has seen two shooting incidents in less than 24 hours.

This doesn't stop Rayners Lane being "a great place to live", says MP

Gareth Thomas, Labour MP for Harrow West released a statement last night on Twitter.

Gareth Thomas MP for Harrow West has campaigned against police cuts
Gareth Thomas MP for Harrow West has campaigned against police cuts (Image: UGC)

He wrote:

“Thinking tonight of the young men and their families injured in tonight’s shooting & hoping the police catch those responsible quickly. And also feeling for those now more fearful for the future of the wonderful community around Rayners Lane.


“I will continue to push for more police in Harrow, more support to divert young people away from gangs and nationally the funding and government support to achieve both. Today’s events will not stop Rayners Lane being a great place to live.”

Police give more information on double shooting

Metropolitan Police have provided more detail this morning as the investigation into the double shooting develops. Initial enquiries at the scene led police to believe the incident was a shoot-out between two groups of men close to the tube station.

Police now believe this was not the case and at this time it is understood there was only one shooter.

We're back for more coverage

We’ll be continuing our live coverage of this incident today (Wednesday August 22) as Rayners Lane residents digest last night’s shocking events.


Continue to follow our blog for all the latest updates and reaction.

Hunt to find men after shots exchanged - full story

Read our full story here with the latest on today’s suspected shoot-out in Rayners Lane - including a hunt to find the men who fled the scene on a moped after shots were fired between two groups of me.

Investigation launched after suspected shoot-out

Metropolitan Police have stated that there was a suspected shoot out in Alexandra Avenue and two people who were standing with the victims were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after shots were allegedly fired by people riding a moped.

A spokesman said:

At this early stage it is believed that a male fired shots at another group of males before fleeing the scene with an accomplice on a moped.

Two males who had fled the scene were located in a fenced area nearby suffering from gunshot wounds.

The injured males are believed to be aged 18 and 24 years. They were conveyed to hospital; neither are believed to be in a life-threatening condition.

Two males aged 18 and 25, who were with the victims at the scene, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following reports that there had been shots fired in return at the males on the moped.

They have been taken to west London police stations where they remain in custody at this time.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances around the incident and officers continue to trace the males on the moped.

A crime scene is in place.

Fake footage circling on social media

Footage claimed to be of police and paramedics attending to victims of today’s shooting is circulating on social media but is actually of a completely separate incident in Camberwell.

"Please stop this"

Locals tweeted images and video from the scene are using social media to raise awareness of the increased numbers of violent crimes.

“London please stop this,” tweeted one resident who came home to discover the area cordoned off.

Another tweeted: “Shooting in Rayners Lane a few hours ago. That and Kingsbury yesterday.. whats going on? NW families and friends, take care!”

First pictures of scene

Images of the scene are now emerging as crowds continue to gather around the police cordon.

Read the full article here.

Sirens heard more than three hours later

Residents in Harrow are reportedly hearing the continued noise of sirens more than three and-a-half hours after the shooting.

A police helicopter can also be heard still hovering around the area.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two male victims suffered gunshot wounds in Alexandra Avenue shortly after 5pm.

The victims are currently being treated at a major trauma center.

It is believed they were shot by a man who fled the scene with an accomplice on a moped.

Footage shows crowds gathering

Footage taken from the scene shows crowds gathering around the police cordon marking the spot where two men suffered gunshot wounds.

Men hospitalised with gunshot wounds

The police spokesman continued:

Two males suffering from gunshot wounds were located in the garden of a nearby residential address having fled the scene.

They have been conveyed to hospital; we await an update on their conditions.

Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A Met spokesman confirmed two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police were called at 5.09pm on Tuesday, 21 August to Raynors Lane, Harrow, near the station, following reports of a shooting.

A male is reported to have fired shots at another group of males before fleeing the scene with an accomplice on a moped

Officers attended along with specialist firearms colleagues.

Two males have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder; they have been taken to a west London police station.

A crime scene is in place.

Enquiries continue.

Images show crowds gathering

Images taken by passer-by, Gopi Ratnam show crowds beginning to gather as police officers remain in the cordoned area.

Rayners Lane shooting
Rayners Lane shooting (Image: Gopi Ratnam)
Rayners Lane shooting
Rayners Lane shooting (Image: Gopi Ratnam)

Huge police hunt taking place

A huge police hunt is taking place for gunmen in Harrow.

Armed police remain at the scene and officers have been seen going into Chicken Cottage.

Read more about the hunt for the suspects here.

'Please avoid the area'

Police in Harrow have asked Harrow residents to avoid the area around Alexandra Avenue.

“Police are currently investigating an incident on High Worple at the junction with Alexandra Avenue.


“The junction is closed to traffic and pedestrians. Please avoid the area.


“Thank you for your understanding.”

Police cordon in Rayners Lane
Police cordon in Rayners Lane (Image: Met Police)

Armed police in Harrow

Armed police currently remain at the scene of the shooting.

A police spokesman said that suspects are still being searched for by police.

Armed police in Rayners Lane after double shooting
Armed police in Rayners Lane after double shooting (Image: UKsnapper/@TheTomRiley)

Emergency services in Rayners Lane after shooting

Two rushed to major trauma centre

Two people have been rushed to a major trauma centre “as a priority”.

London Ambulance Service said they were called at 5.10pm

“We were called at 5.10pm today to reports of a shooting in Alexandra Avenue, Harrow.


“We sent two ambulance crews, two paramedics in fast response cars and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.


“We treated two people at the scene and took them by road to a major trauma centre as a priority.”

Rayners Lane shooting is less than 24 hours after three shot in Kingsbury

This afternoon’s incident comes less than 24 hours after three people were shot outside Kingsbury Underground station.

Police had responded to reports of gunfire on Kingsbury High Road, in Brent, at around 9.45pm on Monday evening (August 20).

Two men – aged 18 and 24 - were rushed to hospital and a 30-year-old woman received a gunshot wound.

Footage from scene of double shooting

Where is the police cordon?

Police confirm shooting

A police spokesman has confirmed a double shooting in Harrow.

The suspects are currently at large, police suggest.

“Police called at 5.09pm, two males discovered with gunshot injuries


“Specialist firearms officers in attendance and NPAS supporting search for suspects”

'Possible firearms incident' in Harrow

A number of police officers and paramedics have been called to Rayners Lane this afternoon.

There are a number of reports of a “possible firearms incident” in Alexandra Avenue.

Footage and pictures from the scene show police and paramedics in attendance.

At this stage, a firearms incident has not been confirmed and getwestlondon is awaiting further details from Metropolitan Police.

We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates as we get them.