Gunman runs riot and hits bystanders

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Two bystanders were shot after a gunman ran riot through London' West End in the early hours of Thursday.

Detectives from Scotland Yard's Operation Trident are investigating the shootings which began in Hanover Street when a man appeared to fire at a nightclub doorman but hit a passer-by instead.

The attacker then hijacked a van in Broadwick Street, Soho, shooting its driver in the arm. Both victims were said to be in a stable condition last night. The gunman drove to Tottenham Court Road where he opened fire again. A man of 20 and a woman of 19 have been arrested. The Metropolitan Police has recently aired concern about the rise in firearms incidents in the capital.