A top policeman has vowed to deal with violence in the area after a third shooting in two weeks. 

Detective chief superintendent Simon Rose’s comments came after shots were fired into a vehicle at the junction of Stag Lane and Beverley Drive in Kingsbury, on May 14.

Armed police were called to the scene at around 8.39am and Operation Trident are investigating the incident. No one was injured, and no arrests have been made.

Police said Operation Trident are assessing current gang tensions in the borough because of this incident.

This is the latest in a series of Harrow shootings which began on May 1 with a 30-year-old man being killed outside Queensbury station and another man in his 20’s being hospitalised with a gunshot wound. 

On May 6, in Wealdstone High Street, another incident involving a shotgun saw at least three teenage boys aged between 13 and 15 years old suffering head and arm injuries after shots were fired.

A 39-year-old man was arrested on the evening of May 6 and later released under investigation.

In response to the latest incident, Mr Rose, said: “The recent series of incidents quite rightly gives me and everyone in the community cause for concern. 

“We are working with officers from Operation Trident, murder investigation teams, local authorities affected, and other agencies to understand the root causes of this as part of the investigation process so that targeted action can be taken. 

“This has included, to date, a number of search warrants but is not exclusively enforcement activity.”

Mr Rose is the BCU (Basic Command Unit) commander for North West London, covering Harrow, Barnet and Brent. He will officially assume the role in July. 

Mr Rose will be attending a community meeting at the Red Brick Café in Wealdstone on May 23, at 6.30pm.

Harrow east MP, Bob Blackman, said: “Harrow is one of the safest boroughs in London. These recent incidents are of grave concern and I urge agitators to consider their actions and to think of the consequences for our society.

“I am meeting Simon Rose this week and look forward to covering this matter in-depth with him.

“I urge anyone with information to contact the Force and help them put an end to this.”

Cllr Graham Henson, leader of Harrow Labour Group, said “The safety of our residents is Harrow Council’s top priority at this time and we are creating a new cabinet portfolio dedicated to Community Cohesion and Crime.

“Guns and knives have no place in our part of the world, and these shootings are distressing for all of us. It is certainly not normal for our area and we refuse to accept that this is a “new normal” for our area.

“I want residents to know that we are working constantly with the police and other authorities to address the increase in violent crime. Despite the constant cutbacks to police and community resources, we will make sure that Harrow remains one of the very safest places to live in London.”