Girl, 7, seriously wounded in UK shooting

A drive-by shooting in central London has wounded two children and four women, police say.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called on Saturday afternoon to a church in the Euston area where a private memorial service was taking place.

Police believe gunmen fired shotgun pellets from a moving car outside the church.

"People came here to attend a funeral, to be with friends and loved ones and mourn together. Instead, they were the victims of a senseless act of violence," police superintendent Jack Rowlands said.

A seven-year-old girl remained hospitalised on Sunday with life-threatening injuries and a 12-year-old girl sustained a leg injury, the police department said.

The Reverend Jeremy Trood told the BBC he heard a bang and people "sheltered in the church until the police said they can leave".

Shootings in London are uncommon.

Mayor Sadiq Khan described Saturday's daytime attack as a "deeply distressing incident".