Detectives are appealing to find a man believed to be responsible for shooting an innocent woman in a nightclub in Hackney.
The incident happened at 04:52hrs on New Year’s Day, inside Visions Nightclub, on Kingsland Road, Hackney.
A man was seen to pull out a gun and approach another man in the club.
There was a struggle and the gun was fired; the resulting bullet struck an innocent 28-year-old woman in the leg.
She was taken to hospital and although she has been discharged, she is still receiving medical treatment.
Detectives from the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command are releasing photographs of the suspect, including still images and CCTV footage of a distinctive tattoo on his neck.
The suspect is described as black, aged about 30 with a tattoo on the right side of his neck with the word “God” followed by a longer word that begins with letters, “ Bless”.
Detective Constable Kerry Cooper said: “This man went armed and discharged a firearm in a crowded club. As a result of his recklessness an innocent woman was shot in the leg, but the consequences could have been fatal. We urgently want to arrest this man and take this weapon off the streets. Anyone with information should not hesitate, but call police immediately.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 3029/01JAN
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.