Six people, including a seven-year-old girl, have been injured in a shooting incident near a church in London where a funeral was taking place, British police have reported.

Iran PressEurope: "The incident took place in the vicinity of a church where a funeral was taking place," a police statement said. "Initial enquiries suggest the shots were fired from a moving vehicle which was then driven away from the scene."

A seven-year-old girl is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a shooting outside a joint funeral in north London, the Metropolitan police have said.

A second child, a 12-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with a minor leg injury but has now been discharged.

Officers also said three women – aged 48, 54 and 41 – were taken to hospital after the incident on Saturday afternoon in Phoenix Road, close to Euston station.

Detectives said it happened in the vicinity of a church, where a double funeral for a mother and daughter who died within days of each other was taking place. Officers said the shots were believed to have been fired from a moving vehicle. 219