Straight outta Edmonton: Chilling video captures moment gunman dressed in Muslim robes opens fire on a teenager in broad daylight in a quiet north London cul-de-sac
- Shocking footage of four teenagers trying to flee an attacker was taken outside of a north London shopping centre
- Man can be seen pointing weapon directly at one of the young boys, who then appears to ‘limp’ to a nearby vehicle
- Metropolitan Police confirmed it was aware of an incident in Edmonton, which happened in broad daylight at 2pm
It could be a scene from the heart of one of Los Angeles’ infamous ganglands – but this chilling video was in fact shot in a north London suburb just yards away from a busy shopping centre.
A gunman who is believed to have been wearing Muslim dress was filmed chasing four teenagers past houses and parked cars before appearing to shoot one of them as they cowered next to a house.
The shocking footage, taken outside Edmonton shopping centre around 2pm, showed the man following the young boys as they desperately tried to flee the scene, which is less than half a mile from a nearby primary school.
A daylight clip taken from a nearby balcony appears to suggest the terrifying situation followed a disagreement in the shopping centre as a seven-strong group of men can be seen dispersing across a car park as a shot and shouting can be heard at the beginning of the footage.
The gun-toting man then chases the four boys across a nearby busy road, forcing drivers to slow down as they swerve around the group.
As one of the men, who appears to have been shot in the leg, attempts to desperately limp away from the scene others run ahead in a bid to ready a vehicle.
The attacker, who appeared to be wearing a thobe, which is an ankle-length garment, can be seen following with the weapon held out in front before he targets the injured man, who cowers next to a residential house.
As he pulls the trigger, a shot rings out – but the man, who is wearing jeans and a T-shirt, manages to escape.
The victim then desperately tries to scramble up the pavement away from his attacker, who appears to give up before running up a nearby busy road. The rest of the group can be seen getting into a car to escape the suburb, where the average house price is £280,000.
As the gunman disappears around a corner, he begins to sprint and the cameraman can be heard saying ‘they’re coming for you’. The clip ends as the car carrying the victims speeds away and a group of people begin to gather at the scene.
The local resident who shot the video, who wished to only be named as Andrew, said he started filming after seeing the commotion spill out from the shopping centre.
He told MailOnline: ‘I looked over and decided to record it. I honestly thought it was some guys having a punch up or something like that.
‘There was a lot of commotion and then these kids broke out of the crowd and ran away and the guy with the gun ran after them and opened fire.
‘I couldn’t believe what I was filming. I’ve never seen anything like that outside my house, I was just left wondering what the hell is going on out there. It’s London, I don’t expect to see that sort of stuff.’
Metropolitan Police confirmed it was aware of an incident in Edmonton yesterday and said officers discovered no one injured at the scene. No one has been arrested.
Anyone with any information about this incident are asked to contact Trident on 0208 217 7301. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.