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Fatal shooting in Hackney

News   •   Jun 06, 2020 03:49 BST

An investigation has been launched following a fatal shooting in Hackney.

Police were called at approximately 23.30hrs on Friday, 5 June, to reports of shots fired in Brackenfield Close, E5.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a man in his twenties suffering gunshot injuries. Despite the efforts of medics and officers, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s next of kin have been informed.

Detectives have launched an urgent investigation. At this early stage, officers are working to establish the full circumstances. There has been no arrest.

Cordons remain in place at the scene, where a full forensic examination has commenced.

A section 60 has been authorised across the borough of Hackney from 00.15hrs until 15.15hrs on Saturday, 6 June.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to call police on 101, reference 8894/5June.

To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.