Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 15, 2023 / 14:30 pm
A parish priest of a Catholic church in London where six people —including two children — were injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday described the panic that ensued after the attack.
Father Jeremy Trood said he heard the gunshots Saturday shortly after mourners left St. Aloysius Church in Euston, North London, to release doves following a memorial service for a young woman and her mother who died within a month of one another in November.
“I was inside the church and suddenly there was an enormous bang and people rushed back into the church screaming and saying shots had been fired,” the Catholic priest said, according to Sky News.
“There are no words that can describe what had happened and I can’t imagine why anybody could possibly do such a thing. There were hundreds of people in the church coming out. It was pandemonium.” Shouting and sounds of panic can be heard on a video taken from inside the church.