Men shot in busy north London restaurant

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Two men were wounded after a gunman armed with two pistols chased a man into a busy restaurant and shot him in the leg.

The incident happened at the Harry Morgan restaurant in St John's Wood High Street, west London, just after 9pm last night, police said.



The attacker, who was wearing a motorbike helmet, opened fire several times in the packed venue injuring two people.



The BBC's chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym, who was in the restaurant, told his employer: "I immediately went to ground and pulled my 15-year-old son under the table.



"We were aware of a guy running through.



"He didn't appear as if he had a weapon - it felt like he was the victim.



"We were under the table and everyone was shouting 'stay down, stay down'.



"People were pretty shaken up and were wailing in shock more than anything else".



A Metropolitan police spokesman said two men were being treated for gunshot wounds but neither had life threatening injuries.