Police are still searching for a gunman after someone opened fire on a crowd of people exiting a church in London during a memorial service on Saturday.
A large crowd came together to mourn the loss of both 50-year-old Fresia Calderon and her 20-year-old daughter, Sara Sanchez who died within weeks of each other last November. The daughter had been battling Leukemia. Her mother, Calderon, died from a pulmonary embolism on a flight from Colombia to London. Three weeks later, Sanchez passed away.
The memorial took place this past Saturday afternoon at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic church in London, England. As mourners gathered outside a vehicle drove past and opened fire, injuring four women and two girls, according to The Sunday Times.
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The shooter is still at large. The incident left a seven-year-old girl to fight for her life. A 12-year-old suffered a minor leg injury with four women having been treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
"We believe the suspects discharged a shotgun from a moving vehicle, which was a black Toyota C-HR, likely a 2019 model or similar," said Superintendent Jack Rowlands of the Metropolitan Police.
A witness at the scene described the series of events according to The Daily Mail.
"When the service finished, we were outside to see the flying of doves [released as part of the memorial service]. A black car came and started to shoot bullets. It was chaotic."
The London Police as well as special investigators are working together to find and arrest the suspect.
"Our thoughts are with all the victims, but in particular with the 7-year-old girl who is in a life-threatening condition and with her family," says Police Superintendent Ed Wells. "I can assure the communities of Camden and beyond that we will do everything we possibly can to identify and bring to justice those who were responsible."