Gunman opens fire outside mosque after being chased out by worshippers during Ramadan prayers in east London

Gunman opens fire outside mosque after being chased out by worshippers during Ramadan prayers in east LondonGunman opens fire outside mosque after being chased out by worshippers during Ramadan prayers in east London


A mosque was on lockdown and armed police were deployed after a gunshot rang out during Ramadan prayers last night.


Metropolitan Police confirmed there was a ‘firearm discharge’ at the Seven Kings Mosque in Ilford, east London.

According to onlookers, a gunman entered the religious building before being chased out and shooting what is thought to be a blank firing handgun once.
A large police presence was deployed at around 10.45pm on Thursday and will remain at the scene overnight. 
Gunman opens fire outside mosque after being chased out by worshippers during Ramadan prayers in east London
No injuries or damage were caused and the incident is not being treated as terrorism-related, Scotland Yard said. 

Several social media users said the alleged armed man had his face covered upon entering the mosque.  

Worshipper Abdul Ahad wrote on Facebook: ‘A man with fully covered face entered the masjid during taraweeh prayers. Alhamdulillah no one injured or hurt, but one shot was fired and unfortunately he ran away.’

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