Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Teenagers Gunned Down at McDonald's; ONE BOY CRITICAL AFTER TEATIME GUN ATTACK IN RESTAURANT

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Teenagers Gunned Down at McDonald's; ONE BOY CRITICAL AFTER TEATIME GUN ATTACK IN RESTAURANT

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Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT

A MAN walked up to a queue in a crowded McDonald's, pulled out a handgun and shot two 17-year-old boys.

Children screamed as the man opened fire without warning at teatime yesterday in Brixton.

The attacker, described as a 6ft 1in black man, then fled, leaving the teenagers lying injured on the floor.

One of the boys was in a critical condition today after being hit in the chest. His friend was shot in the arm and is said to be stable.

Terrified diners today told of their horror as the teenage gunman opened fire. Alastair Balneaves, 27, said: "There were two boys about 16 or 17 years old who looked like friends at the counter collecting their food.

"Then two other boys came in.

They started talking before it got really heated. The two boys who came in looked about 18. He was stood behind his friend and then all of a sudden he calmly pulled out a handgun and just popped it off twice. A bullet for each of the boys. …

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