Incident Summary:

05/09/2019: An assailant armed with a firearm entered the Seven Kings Mosque and fired a blank shot in Ilford, England, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Jermaine Wright was arrested in connection with the attack.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Seven Kings Mosque.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Seven Kings Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target United Kingdom
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A handgun containing blank cartridges was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been related to a previous personal dispute that took place outside the mosque.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gun fired outside east London mosque during Ramadan prayers," The Guardian, May 10, 2019.