UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – London police on Saturday and Sunday recorded several criminal incidents, including two cases of shooting from firearms, as well as an attack on three people with acid, the reports of Scotland Yard follow.
On Sunday, two boys aged 12 and 15 with a small time interval received gunshot wounds in the north-west of the British capital. Both children were hospitalized. The police conduct an investigation, revealing a possible connection between the cases.
On Saturday, as a result of a gunshot wound, a 17-year-old boy died. The incident occurred about 18 hours of the same day in the Southwark area. The police are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
On Sunday night, three people in the British capital were injured as a result of an attack using acid. The incident occurred in eastern London. Three men aged 17, 22 and 27 were taken to the hospital. The police are investigating.
According to the Office of National Statistics of Great Britain, the number of murders per year from April 2017 to March 2018 in London increased by 44%, to 157 cases.
Since the beginning of this year in the British capital, more than 60 people were killed, 36 of them were killed as a result of stab wounds.