Shocking moment drive-by shooter on motorcycle shoots boy, 16, stood with friends outside South London chicken shop as bullets fly into the restaurant and almost hit dinner and the employee
- Teen shot on a residential street in Tooting at around 9:50 pm on Thursday evening
- He staggered with blood flowing from wounds and found help on the street nearby
- Gunman fired five shots into a crowd of boys outside the Tasty Chicken restaurant
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This is the shocking moment that a 16-year-old boy was shot outside a chicken shop by a motorcyclist in South London last night.
The teenager fights for his life in the hospital after the drive-by shooting for the Tasty Chicken restaurant in Tooting at 9.45 p.m.
CCTV videos show the victim standing outside the store, with a group of friends waiting for their food, before a bicycle pulls up and shots are shot in the crowd.
A group of three boys are standing outside the Tasty Chicken restaurant in Tooting before a bike takes off around 9:45 PM
The boys spread out and try to flee when the shooter starts shooting (photo), but the 16-year-old has been hit and has fallen to the ground.
The boys scattered and tried to flee, but the victim was hit by a bullet, causing him to fall to the ground and scratch with pain.
But the teenager gathered the strength to stand up and stumble for help.
With blood flowing from his wounds, he was taken to an apartment in a nearby street to wait for the police and an ambulance to arrive.
He was found at home 15 minutes after the attack with serious injuries.
A resident who spoke outside the apartment building said there were blood splashes in one of the elevator shafts this morning.
Detectives hunt the shooter and no one has been arrested.
A customer swings as the first bullet enters the shop window (right) and whips his head
He dips down when more shots are fired and another bullet opens the other side of the window
Dramatic images also show bullets penetrating through the shop window and whizzing through worker Jerone Valantine (38) and a client who is blazing away in fear.
On Friday, he spoke from behind his counter: & # 39; The shooter pulled a motorcycle and shot the boy outside.
& # 39; The bullets came through the shop window. I heard the glass break. & # 39;
Valantine came to the UK from Sri Lanka in 2011 and said he was upset by the shooting.
A bullet hole in the display window of the chicken shows how close employees and customers were not touched
Several bullets hit the store, poked a menu (left) and the counter (right)
He said he had come to London to escape the bloodshed and misery of his home country and explained that he did not think he would again witness violence on his doorstep.
His shop now bears the scars of the furious gun of knives and knives in London.
A neighbor, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: & I heard there were about five shots. When I looked outside it looked like there were two children on bicycles. They were on the run. & # 39;
Another neighbor added: & It was about 9 p.m. and I just sat down.
When he spoke behind the counter of the chicken shop on Friday, shopkeeper Jerone Valantine (38) said he found the motorcyclist and had five shots fired
& # 39; I ate then, when I heard two or three shots go off. The next was the police. & # 39;
A spokesperson for The Met said: & # 39; The injured man was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a hospital in west London where he was in a serious condition.
& # 39; His family has been notified. We are waiting for further updates.
& # 39; Investigate Trident and Area Crime Command officers.
& # 39; There have been no arrests at this early stage. Questions continue. & # 39;
Lawless London: the Thursday evening shooting is in the midst of 36 dead in the capital in just four months