It’s been a horrific week of violence in London.
Three men were stabbed to death, while another man was shot dead.
Between Monday (July 13) and Sunday (July 19), there was also several other knife attacks and shootings.
Below are the crimes MyLondon reported on this week.
Man shot in shoulder after being chased in Wood Green
Police have issued an appeal to the public after a shooting in Wood Green Monday (July 13).
According to officers, three men were chased on Wood Green High Road by a group of suspects with a firearm at around 9.45pm.
One was shot in the shoulder before all three were able to get to safety in a nearby shop.
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Shots were also fired into the shop, causing minor injury to a member of staff who did not require hospital treatment.
The suspects then left the scene in what is believed to be a silver saloon car.
The victim was treated at hospital and subsequently discharged.
Boy, 17, stabbed in Bromley
A teenager was found rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Bromley on Monday night.
The 17-year-old male was found with stab injuries in Lovelace Avenue around 8pm.
Emergency services were called and the teenager was taken to hospital.
His injuries are not life-threatening.
Police are investigating the attack and no arrests have been made.
Man knifed in Hackney
A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in Hackney.
Emergency services were called to Maple Close, near to West Warwick Reservoir on the Walthamstow border, to reports of a disturbance at 10.45pm on Tuesday (July 14).
When police officers and paramedics arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from stab injuries.
The victim – whose age has not yet been released – was taken to hospital.
His condition has since been described as not life-threatening.
Teenager stabbed to death in Westminster
The heartbroken family of a teenager stabbed to death in Westminster told of their devastation at his loss – and said he “wanted nothing but good for everyone”.
Ahmed Yasin-Ali, 18, was found with fatal knife wounds on Elmfield Way at 12.30am on Wednesday.
Emergency services were called to the scene to reports of a disturbance.
Police have launched a murder investigation and want to hear from anyone who saw or heard a vehicle driving at speed near the scene.
In an emotional statement issued through police, Ahmed’s family spoke of his ambitions to go to university.
They said: “Our beloved son, brother and friend peacefully passed away on Wednesday morning. He was loved by all and will forever be missed.
“Caring, loving, and by far the most clean-hearted of us all. He wanted nothing but good for everyone and himself; striving hard in his school work and job to make it to university in order to provide our family with a better life.”
Ahmed’s family said the teenager would be “forever in our hearts” and they forgave his killer.
Young man shot in Camden
A 23-year-old man turned up at a North London hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest after being shot in Camden.
His injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing, police have confirmed.
The victim was with a group of friends in Castlehaven Park just after midnight on Thursday morning (July 16) when an unknown assailant shot him.
He then ran into the road and flagged down a passing motorist, who took him to hospital.
No arrests have been made.
Detectives are trying to trace the driver who is a potential witness.
Man shot dead in Brent
A man died after being shot in the chest in Brent.
Billy McCullagh, 27, was found with a gunshot injury in Windrush Road shortly after 3am on Thursday.
Police provided first aid until the arrival of the London Ambulance Service, but despite their efforts Billy died at the scene.
A post-mortem examination held on Friday (July 17) gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.
A metallic grey Land Rover Discovery was found burnt out in the St Raphael’s Estate, Brent shortly after the shooting.
Detectives believe the vehicle is connected to the murder.
A 19-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday. They have been bailed to return to a date in August.
Man sprayed with ‘unknown substance’ in fight at Selfridges on Oxford Street
More than a dozen people were treated by paramedics after a fight broke out at Selfridges on Oxford Street, with one of the men involved spraying an unknown substance.
Emergency services were called to the popular department store at 1.40pm on Thursday after two men started fighting.
According to police, one of the men sprayed an unknown substance, which causes similar effects to CS gas.
Paramedics treated a total 18 people at the scene.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to reports of a disturbance.
“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service (LAS). It was reported that a man, in his 20s, had been detained by security staff after he sprayed another man with an unknown substance, which caused similar effects to CS gas.
“A group of nine members of the public have been treated at the scene for effects of the spray.”
CS gas is one of the most commonly used tear gases in the world and is commonly used by law enforcement agencies.
Tyan Tulloch, 22, is accused of possessing CS gas and affray in connection with the incident.
Tulloch, of Trim Street, Lewisham appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (July 18) and was bailed to appear at Southwark Crown Court on August 14.
Stabbing in Paddington station
A man was stabbed in Paddington station near the Bakerloo Line at around 10pm on Thursday.
Thankfully his injuries were minor.
A spokesperson for BTP said: “British Transport Police were called to Paddington station following a report that a man had been assaulted with a weapon
“Officers attended, the victim was taken to hospital where he received treatment for a minor injury.
“He has since been discharged. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”
Kilburn fatal stabbing
Police launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Kilburn on Thursday night.
Officers were called to Victoria Road at 10.24pm to reports of a man being stabbed in the area.
London Ambulance Service (LAS) paramedics also rushed to help and they found a victim, believed to be aged in his mid-30s, had been stabbed.
He was taken to a Central London hospital but died of his injuries at 10.57pm.
Officers are in the process of informing his next of kin and the victim is yet to be formally identified.
There have been no arrests.
Enfield stabbing victim died in hospital
A man in his 30s died after being stabbed in North London in the early hours of Friday (July 17).
Police were called at 4.45am to a report of four men fighting on Lytton Avenue, Enfield.
Shortly afterwards at around 5am a man was brought into North Middlesex Hospital with a stab wound.
Doctors tried to save him but he died a short while later.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and the investigation continues.
Officers are working to formally identify the victim and inform his next of kin.
Two men rushed to hospital after knife attack at Broadgate Circle
Emergency services were called to Broadgate Circle, close to Liverpool Street station, at just after 10.30pm on Friday to reports of a knife attack.
When police officers and paramedics arrived to the popular shopping and entertainment area, two men were found with stab wounds.
Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, City of London Police said.
Bricks, bottles and stones thrown at riot police in Hackney
Bricks, bottles and stones were thrown at riot police responding to an illegal rave in Hackney.
Hundreds of people attended the unlicensed music event on the Woodberry Down Estate, Manor House on Friday night.
Riot police were used by the Metropolitan Police to disperse the crowds, with revellers not leaving the area until around 3am on Saturday (July 18).
In footage taken by witnesses, officers in riot gear can be seen forming a line as they walk down the street.
Other videos show revellers throwing objects at police officers as they attempted to move people from the area.
Witnesses claim kerb stone bricks and glass bottles were aimed at police.
Two officers suffered injuries. One was taken to hospital having sustained bruising to his ribs. He has since been discharged. The other officer sustained a leg injury but was able complete the remainder of his duty.
Two males, aged 18 and 19, were arrested; one for violent disorder and obstruction and the latter for obstruction. They remain in custody.
Detectives have released CCTV images of eight people they wish to speak to.
Another night of ‘illegal raves’ shut down by police across London
Police were forced to disperse illegal raves across the city for the second night in a row.
Officers responded to unlicensed music events in Hackney, Portobello Road and South Kilburn on Saturday (July 18).
Further dispersal orders imposed in various locations south of The River including Brunswick Park, Brixton town centre, South Bank, Clapham High Street, Borough Market and the Brandon Estate.
At this stage there is no evidence violence occurred when these parties were broken up.
Regarding the various events a spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Music events which are unlicensed are illegal. As well as being very disruptive to communities and posing an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission, they have in some cases led to violent incidents affecting both those attending and the officers who have to shut them down”.
Anyone with information regarding any of the above incidents is asked to call 101 or contact police via @MetCC.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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