LONDON GUN CRIME: Man comes to A&E with bullet wound to leg after Hackney shooting - Trident probe


MAN turned up at a London A&E department with a gunshot wound to the leg after a daylight shooting in a in a street.

Detectives from the Met's Trident unit are appealing for witnesses, information or footage after the man was shot by the driver of a car in Downs Park Road, Hackney, north-east London, yesterday, on Wednesday, October 21.

Police were called at around 3.45pm to the unnamed hospital after the victim turned up with the injury.

It was less than 48 hours after the Trident team launched an investigation after a firearm was discharged in Clarence Road, Hackney, at around 9.30pm on Monday.

Two suspects on a moped reportedly had discharged a firearm at the location, which is just metres away.

No one was injured during that incident.

MAPPED: The two scenes are just metres apart, but police have not said of a link (Google)

Clarence Road and Downs Park Road have a common junction, but police said they are not thought to be linked.

A Met Police spokesman said of yesterday's attack: "Two male suspects got out of the car and started a verbal altercation with the victim before returning to the vehicle. "It is then reported that the driver got out of the car, walked up to the victim and became aggressive towards him, before discharging a firearm into his leg. "The victim then made his way to hospital, where police were called. His injuries were assessed as not life threatening."

Officers have attended and spoken with the victim. 

Enquiries established that the victim had been talking with a friend in Downs Park Road when a car, believed to be a black Jaguar, drove slowly by. The spokesman added: "At this early stage there have been no arrests and enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident continue." Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigation team at Specialist Crime North on 0207 230 9737, dial 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 4388/21OCT. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers to remain 100% anonymous on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers_uk.org

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