Coroner: London attacker killed by shot to chest

2017-03-30 20:03
London mayor Sadiq Khan reads messages on bouquets. (Matt Dunham, AP)

London mayor Sadiq Khan reads messages on bouquets. (Matt Dunham, AP)

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London - A British coroner's officer says the man who attacked Parliament last week before being killed by police died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

A senior police officer who also spoke at the start of Khalid Masood's inquest on Thursday at Westminster Coroner's Court says the attacker's rented SUV mounted a sidewalk twice as he drove across Westminster Bridge before crashing into Parliament's gates.

Masood then ran into Parliament's grounds wielding knives and fatally stabbed a police officer before he was shot dead by police.

Four victims were killed in the attack. One person remains hospitalised in a coma. More than 35 people were injured.

One man is in custody being question for a possible connection to the crime.

The coroner adjourned the proceedings until May.

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