12 injured in shooting near UK Parliament, assailant shot

12 injured in shooting near UK Parliament, assailant shot | Pakistantribe.com

LONDON  – At least a dozen people received severe injuries as an unknown gunman opened fire near Westminister Bridge outside United Kingdom Parliament, on Wednesday.

Police sources say that the assailant has been taken down. Westminster underground station has also been shut down.

As per the live updates from Newswyre, at least 12 people have been injured, including a police officer.

A police officer reportedly confirmed this is a terror event.

People have been asked to avoid the following areas: Parliament Square; Whitehall; Westminster Bridge; Lambeth Bridge; Victoria Street up to the junction with Broadway and the Victoria Embankment up to Embankment tube.

When the incident took place, the Parliament was in session; it has been suspended.

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