Gunman opens fire outside mosque after being chased out by worshippers

Gunman opens fire outside mosque after being chased out by worshippers during Ramadan prayers in east London Police said there was a ‘firearm discharge’ at the Seven Kings Mosque in Ilford Onlookers said a gunman entered the religious building before being chased out He fired a gun once during Ramadan prayers, according to bystanders 

By Jessica Green For Mailonline and Alec Fullerton For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:32 BST, 10 May 2019 | Updated: 01:18 BST, 10 May 2019

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A mosque is on lockdown tonight after a shot was fired during Ramadan prayers.

Metropolitan Police confirmed there was a ‘firearm discharge’ at the Seven Kings Mosque in Ilford, east London.

According to onlookers, a gunman entered the religious building before being chased out and firing what is thought to be a blank firing handgun once. 

The Metropolitan Police confirmed there was a ¿firearm discharge¿ at the Seven Kings Mosque (pictured) in Ilford, East London

The Metropolitan Police confirmed there was a ‘firearm discharge’ at the Seven Kings Mosque (pictured) in Ilford, East London

A large police presence was deployed at around 10.45pm and will remain at the scene overnight.

No injuries were reported and police enquiries are on-going. No arrests have been made. 

Several social media users said the alleged armed man had his face covered upon entering the mosque.  

Abdul Ahad wrote on Facebook: ‘During taraweeh prayers this evening there was an incident involving a firearm at Seven Kings masjid (mosque).

‘A man with fully covered face entered the masjid during taraweeh prayers. Alhamdulillah no one injured or hurt, but one shot was fired and unfortunately he ran away.’

Rizwan Yahya said: ‘Was just informed that a man wearing balaclavas entered Seven Kings Mosque in London with a gun and fired a shot.

‘By the grace of Allah no one is hurt and he ran away. May Allah

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