Report: American shot in the head in London terror attack

An eyewitness has told NBC News that an American citizen was among the bystanders hit by a spray of gunfire as police took down the London Bridge attackers Saturday evening.

The man was reportedly hit in the head by a stray bullet as he was standing near a window in the Wheatsheaf pub. He was there with two American doctors who are living in London, who are reported to be from either New York or New Jersey.

Fabio Lamas, a worker in the pub, said that he saw “an American guy get shot in the head.”

“He was bleeding through his eye,” Lamas reported. “I went to get the first-aid kit and I started speaking to his friends and to try and calm them down.”

He said the victim was conscious, and is expected to survive.

The U.S. Embassy has reportedly not confirmed that an American was shot, but London’s Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley did confirm on Sunday that “as the officers confronted the terrorists, a member of the public also suffered gunshot wounds.”

 

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