A woman miraculously escaped being shot after a gunman walked up to her car and opened fire in a shocking attempted murder.

Shocking CCTV from Brent, London, shows a man walk up to the 51-year-old driver’s window, point the gun at her and shoot three times.

The first bullet smashed her window and before two other shots were fired at the car – one of which shattered the passenger window.

She was not injured and can be seen in the clip getting out of the car, appearing to not know what to do next.

Firearms officers and a specialist police dog were scrambled to the area as the suspect ran off before jumping in an unidentified getaway car.


Detectives have now released CCTV footage as they investigate the attempted murder.

The shooting took place at the junction of Beverley Drive and Stag Lane in Brent at around 8.40am on Monday, May 14. Police say three bullet casings were found at the scene.

The suspect was reported to have run down the road before heading in the direction of Queensbury Station, by car.

He is described as a dark-skinned black man, approximately 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build.

He may have had short dreadlocks, but his face was partially covered with a balaclava.

He was also wearing a dark coloured zip up tracksuit top with the hood worn up and dark coloured tracksuit trousers.

Officers from the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Inspector Tom Williams, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was an outrageous and brazen attack that happened in the middle of rush hour on a Monday morning, in which luckily, no one was injured.

“Firearms have absolutely no place on London’s streets and we are carrying out a full and thorough investigation into locating this man and making sure that he appears before the courts.

"We are following numerous leads, but are also appealing for anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible.

“On this occasion, no one was physically harmed, but no doubt the traumatic experience will affect the victim for years to come.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call the incident room number on 020 8201 2713 or tweet @MetCC and quote 1541/14May. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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