Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Shooting in Shepherd's Bush

Well, we're getting quite good at this aren't we? After the fatal stabbing of Jaabe Roberts on the Askew Road, the stabbing round the back of Westfield we've now had a man being shot on the Goldhawk Road, outside the Goldhawk Pub by all accounts.

I say by all accounts, but this doesn't include the Metropolitan Police who are giving out next to no information. I have come back after a day at work to find lots of texts and messages about this incident from readers but not one thing from the Police!

The facts according to the Chronicle appear to be thus:
  • At kicking out time at the Goldhawk Pub a shot was heard on saturday night. This was around midnight.
  • A man was reported by bystanders as having been shot and injured but that he managed to run away and is thought to have used a bus.
  • He was later admitted to hospital after flagging down a car, and is thought to be 34 years old.
  • A group of people were spotted running from the scene.
Details apart from that are sketchy but some of you appear to have been witnesses judging by the messages. So if there is anything you'd like to share please do so via the comments. When the Police start telling people what's actually going on I will pass this on.

In the meantime what the hell is hapenning to W12?


  1. No clue what's happening, as I just moved here... but after being told that Shepherds Bush is a generally safe neighborhood to live in, the recent information on your blog says otherwise. I know that crime is inevitable, but should I be expecting this on a regular basis? How safe is SB really? Was it a mistake moving in here?

  2. If it's any consolation I've been here for getting on for 9 years and I've never seen anything like the events of the last couple of weeks. Not even close. So relax, it's one of the nicest areas of London normally!

  3. Indeed, as Chris Underwood says, I have lived in Bush all my 36 years and the most i have seen is a few street fights.