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Appeal to identify man in connection with shooting

News   •   Dec 19, 2018 17:00 GMT

[Image of man police wish to identify]

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a teenager in Walthamstow last year have released an image of a man they are keen to identify and speak with in connection with the shooting.

Police were called at 22:25hrs on 20 November 2017 to reports of shots fired at a fast food shop on Wood Street, E17.

Officers, including firearms officers, and the London Ambulance Service attended.

A 17-year-old boy was found suffering from a gunshot injury. He was taken to an east London hospital for treatment before being discharged. He has no lasting injuries.

Detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command launched an investigation and a number of lines of inquiry were pursued.

CCTV footage was obtained from Cork Tree Retail Park in Chingford of a man purchasing the clothing and gloves that are believed to have been worn by a suspect in the shooting.

Detectives would like to speak with this man in connection with the incident.

Detective Constable Cara Brown, from Trident, said: “From our assessment, this was a clear attempt to kill a young man. We need to speak to the man pictured as part of our investigation.

“Do you recognise him or know who he is? Call police with any information. We are ready to take your call.”

Anyone with information concerning the man pictured or the case is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference 7863/20Nov17 or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

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+ Nine males were arrested in early 2018 - six have been released under investigation. Three have been released with no further action.