Shocking footage has emerged from the Edmonton area of London, England, showing a man who is believed to be donning Islamic garb chasing and firing a gun at a group of young men as they desperately flee the scene, the Daily Mail reported.
The clip seemingly shows the man, who is believed to be wearing a thobe — an Arab garment that looks like a robe — chasing and firing shots in broad daylight near a local shopping center on Thursday before turning and quickly sprinting away.
The man who recorded the incident from a balcony above the scene and wished to be identified only as “Andrew” told the Daily Mail that he began filming after he noticed the commotion that was unfolding in the streets below.
“I looked over and decided to record it. I honestly thought it was some guys having a punch up or something like that,” he said. “There was a lot of commotion and then these kids broke out of the crowd and ran away and the guy with the gun ran after them and opened fire.”
Watch the shooting below:
Andrew continued, “I couldn’t believe what I was filming. I’ve never seen anything like that outside my house, I was just left wondering what the hell is going on out there. It’s London, I don’t expect to see that sort of stuff.”
Police confirmed that an incident unfolded on Thursday, but that no one was injured and that there was evidence that a blank firearm was discharged at the scene. It is unclear if a statement issued by the Metropolitan Police is referencing the same scene observed in the video.
“Shortly before 14:15 hrs on Thursday, 17 March police were called to reports of shots fired in the Plevna Road, N9 area. Officers along with armed officers attended and found evidence of a discharge of a blank firearm,” the statement read. “No one was found with any injuries and there have been no arrests.”
Authorities said that officers are currently investigating, and are appealing to the public to find witnesses to the event.