Euston shooting

2023 mass shooting in the United Kingdom

On 14 January 2023, shots were fired from a shotgun[1] outside of St Aloysius Roman Catholic church in Euston Road, Central London, United Kingdom, during the ending of a memorial service. Six people were injured, four women (aged 21, 41, 48 and 54)[2] and two girls (aged 7 and 12).

Euston shooting
LocationEuston Road, London, United Kingdom
Date14th January 2023
Attack type
Drive-by shooting, Mass shooting
Non-fatal injuries

The memorial service was for Fresia Calderon and her daughter Sara Sanchez who died separately from natural causes in November 2022.

No deaths have been reported, but the 7-year-old girl has been reported to have had a life-threatening injury from the event. [3] On 15 January, shortly before 4pm, the Metropolitan Police arrested a 22-year-old man in Barnet on suspicion of attempted murder.[4]


Opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer ( whose electoral boundary the attack happened ) called for tighter restrictions on who can own pump action shotguns.[5]


  1. "Euston shooting: Suspects fired shotgun at funeral mourners from moving car". Sky News. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  2. "Euston shooting: Girl, 7, and five others injured near church". BBC News. 2023-01-14. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  3. "Drive-by gunmen leave girl in 'life-threatening' condition". East London Advertiser. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  4. "Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with Euston shooting". Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  5. "Starmer calls for tighter gun laws after church drive-by shooting". The Independent. 2023-01-16. Retrieved 2023-03-24.