This is the dramatic moment the deadly London Bridge suicide squad was cut down in a hail of police gunfire.

Eight officers fired 50 bullets in a matter of seconds when they swooped on the men in an eerily deserted Borough Market.

Gabriele Sciotto, 25, stood just yards away as the terrorists collapsed with fatal injuries. As the shots rang out he captured these startling images, obtained exclusively by the Daily Mail, on his iPhone.

Alerted by the sound of screaming, the Italian documentary maker walked out of a pub where he had been watching the Champions League final.

But he realised he had taken a wrong turn when he saw the killer trio walking towards him wearing what appeared to be gas canisters around their waists.

His account of the terror comes as dramatic footage emerged showing police firing shots down an alleyway and shouting ‘get inside! get inside!’

One of Gabriele Sciotto's photographs showed the face of a dying terrorist, wearing an Arsenal football shirt and combat trousers, just a few metres in front of him

One of Gabriele Sciotto's photographs showed the face of a dying terrorist, wearing an Arsenal football shirt and combat trousers, just a few metres in front of him

One of Gabriele Sciotto’s photographs showed the face of a dying terrorist, wearing an Arsenal football shirt and combat trousers, just a few metres in front of him

Another photograph shows the three men lying motionless on the ground, and behind them, the wall of eight police officers who met them head on and opened fire

Another photograph shows the three men lying motionless on the ground, and behind them, the wall of eight police officers who met them head on and opened fire

Another photograph shows the three men lying motionless on the ground, and behind them, the wall of eight police officers who met them head on and opened fire

Mr Sciotto photographs show armed officers from Scotland Yard’s SCO19 unit pointing a range of weaponry at the suspects

Mr Sciotto photographs show armed officers from Scotland Yard’s SCO19 unit pointing a range of weaponry at the suspects

Mr Sciotto photographs show armed officers from Scotland Yard’s SCO19 unit pointing a range of weaponry at the suspects

A bloodied victim leaves the Wheatsheaf Pub, directly outside of which the three men were gunned down in a hail of bullets

A bloodied victim leaves the Wheatsheaf Pub, directly outside of which the three men were gunned down in a hail of bullets

A bloodied victim leaves the Wheatsheaf Pub, directly outside of which the three men were gunned down in a hail of bullets

In a terrifying melee, Mr Sciotto said police shouted at the men to ‘get down’ as they tried to separate them from fleeing bystanders.

‘By the time I realised I was going the wrong way home, it happened,’ Mr Sciotto said.

‘I went out of the pub and went into one of the secondary streets. There were guys running towards me, they kept coming, shouting “run away!”

‘Then I saw three men wearing suicide belts with explosives on. I immediately thought they were fake. They did not look right.

‘The police officers were trying to get them away from the crowd. Everyone was scared and running everywhere. It is the most confusing thing I have ever seen.

‘Then they shot them. I saw three men being shot.’

Mr Sciotto photographs show armed officers from Scotland Yard’s SCO19 unit pointing a range of weaponry at the suspects.

He said he cannot remember in what sequence the men were shot, but as he continued to hold up his camera the police checked to see if they were alive.

Seven people were killed and almost 50 have been injured, police said. The three attackers were also shot dead during just eight minutes of violence

Seven people were killed and almost 50 have been injured, police said. The three attackers were also shot dead during just eight minutes of violence

Seven people were killed and almost 50 have been injured, police said. The three attackers were also shot dead during just eight minutes of violence

The bodies of two of the men lie in the road in Borough Market shortly after the specially-trained officers confronted them and ordered them to 'get down'

The bodies of two of the men lie in the road in Borough Market shortly after the specially-trained officers confronted them and ordered them to 'get down'

The bodies of two of the men lie in the road in Borough Market shortly after the specially-trained officers confronted them and ordered them to ‘get down’

Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her 'huge gratitude' to the emergency services who arrived at London Bridge within two minutes of last night's attack beginning

Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her 'huge gratitude' to the emergency services who arrived at London Bridge within two minutes of last night's attack beginning

Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her ‘huge gratitude’ to the emergency services who arrived at London Bridge within two minutes of last night’s attack beginning

Several officers crouched behind a marked BMW X5, the vehicle of choice for the capital’s three-man armed response units.

Mr Sciotto said: ‘They were all shot dead in a matter of seconds, bang, bang, bang. They were very efficient. It was like they were already ready, like they were on the radio.

‘I can’t remember anything more about what they were wearing. I saw these kind of bombs. That was the only thing that caught my attention.

‘They looked like gas canisters. I thought they were fake. But then who am I to understand? It was a risky game.’

Mr Sciotto them captured the moment two unarmed officers wearing stab proof vests are left to check whether the men are still alive.

One of his photographs showed the face of a dying terrorist, wearing an Arsenal football shirt and combat trousers, just a few metres in front of him.

A traumatised man in a blood-splattered shirt was seen walking away from the scene

A traumatised man in a blood-splattered shirt was seen walking away from the scene

An emotional woman wrapped herself in a foil blanket as police led her to safety

An emotional woman wrapped herself in a foil blanket as police led her to safety

A traumatised man who helped the wounded victim led away on a stretcher walked away with blood on his shirt. A horrified bystander wrapped in a foil blanket was led away from the police 

Mr Sciotto, who is from Polistena, in southern Italy, said it will take him weeks to come to terms with what he saw on the night 

Mr Sciotto, who is from Polistena, in southern Italy, said it will take him weeks to come to terms with what he saw on the night 

Mr Sciotto, who is from Polistena, in southern Italy, said it will take him weeks to come to terms with what he saw on the night 

Describing one of the police officers near to him, he added: ‘He was scared to death. All the policemen were scared.’

Asked if he too was terrified, Mr Sciotto added: ‘I was more scared afterwards by the police. It didn’t feel real at the time. I was very stupid to stand there.

‘I stayed on the street for another two minutes. I only went away from it when the special forces soldiers arrived.

‘I realised at that moment that if they were scared I should be scared too. They were excited from the situation.

‘They were wearing all kind of military stuff, but not like soldiers. Like you would see on TV. They looked so heavily armed that you knew they must be special forces for real.

‘They appeared after I heard helicopters overhead. I thought they were going to fly straight over. But they stopped nearby.’

Mr Sciotto, who is from Polistena, in southern Italy, said it will take him weeks to come to terms with what he saw.

ISIS tonight claimed responsibility for the attack, 24 hours after the three terrorists were shot dead, saying the three men were a 'squadron of fighters from the Islamic State'

ISIS tonight claimed responsibility for the attack, 24 hours after the three terrorists were shot dead, saying the three men were a 'squadron of fighters from the Islamic State'

ISIS tonight claimed responsibility for the attack, 24 hours after the three terrorists were shot dead, saying the three men were a ‘squadron of fighters from the Islamic State’

Meanwhile, dramatic footage has emerged showing the moment police are believed to have shot dead the three terrorists. 

Officers can be seen surrounding an alley just a few feet from the Wheatsheaf pub at Borough Market, which is out of view.

With guns raised, they can be heard shouting ‘get inside! get inside!’ as three shots echo around the market.

Then helicopters can be heard above as back up arrives to support the armed police who gunned down the attackers.

Brave locals can also be seen risking their lives to comfort and save a man lying on the ground. 

The frightening scene were captured by chef Mirko Abate, 24, who was working in the nearby Bedales of Borough Market moments before the area was evacuated.

Dramatic footage captures the moment armed police shot dead the London Bridge terrorists who killed seven and left dozens more injured

Dramatic footage captures the moment armed police shot dead the London Bridge terrorists who killed seven and left dozens more injured

Dramatic footage captures the moment armed police shot dead the London Bridge terrorists who killed seven and left dozens more injured

With guns raised, officers can be heard shouting 'get inside! get inside!' as three gun shots echo around the market

With guns raised, officers can be heard shouting 'get inside! get inside!' as three gun shots echo around the market

With guns raised, officers can be heard shouting 'get inside! get inside!' as three gun shots echo around the market

With guns raised, officers can be heard shouting 'get inside! get inside!' as three gun shots echo around the market

With guns raised, officers can be heard shouting ‘get inside! get inside!’ as three gun shots echo around the market

Brave locals can also be seen risking their lives to comfort and save a man lying on the ground (circled) at the scene

Brave locals can also be seen risking their lives to comfort and save a man lying on the ground (circled) at the scene

Brave locals can also be seen risking their lives to comfort and save a man lying on the ground (circled) at the scene

He said colleagues sheltered terrified passersby before locking themselves in until masked police broke down the door to told them to leave.

Mirko, originally from Italy said: ‘Everything started with a girl entering my workplace asking to call the emergency services because a guy got stabbed.

‘I could clearly see the man on the floor.

‘After five minutes people started running in different direction and some of them came inside, hiding downstairs.

‘I went upstairs and I took the videos. I realised what was happening.

‘There was the guy on the floor who had just been stabbed. He was on the floor with a blanket over him and people were helping him,

‘We were locked inside when masked police broke the door and told us to leave the area.

‘We ran to the bankside where all the agents were telling us to go. I took the train. It was very scary.’

 

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