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Police launch investigation after two women shot in Romford last night

PUBLISHED: 07:57 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:10 20 June 2017

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Two women are in hospital after being shot in a drive by shooting in Romford last night.

The bullet riddled Audi, where the women were sitting when they were shot in Brentwood Road, Romford. They are currently in hospital, with non-life threatening injuries. Picture: Matt Clemenson The bullet riddled Audi, where the women were sitting when they were shot in Brentwood Road, Romford. They are currently in hospital, with non-life threatening injuries. Picture: Matt Clemenson

The victims, aged 23 and 24, were sitting in a black four by four Audi in Brentwood Road, just before 10pm, when they were gunned down near the Wheatsheaf pub.

The women were taken by a member of the public to an east London hospital, who left before the police arrived. The pair’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The bullet riddled Audi remains at the scene.

A witness, who wanted to remain anonymous, reported seeing a silver car drive up alongside the victims shortly before the incident.

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“It was a silver car, it pulled up alongside as the two women were sitting in theirs and then before you knew it you heard five or six gunshots and the silver car drove off.

“Then the two girls stumbled down to the corner of Wheatsheaf Road and got into another car that looked like it had been waiting for them on the corner.

“The car was in a right state, the bullets had gone all the way in one side and out the other. No one saw much of the girls, they got out the area really quickly, apparently someone took them straight to hospital.”

Another witness, who was one of the first people on the scene, told the Recorder gun casings were scattered across the road.

A resident of Tolburt Court, in Lennox Close, said one of the victims lives in the estate.

“She’s a lovely girl, I say hello to her when we’re both walking our dogs sometimes. It’s scary isn’t it?

“She’s only a small girl, she probably got lucky and the bullets went over her head. I’ve seen where the car got shot and if she was a little taller she’d most likely be dead.”

Both women remain in hospital.

A crime scene is now in place as detectives from the gang unit Trident and Area Crime Command are combing the scene.

Brentwood Road has been cordoned off.

There have been no arrests so far and inquiries are still ongoing at this early stage.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, can contact police via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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