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Appeal for witnesses following shooting in Stamford Hill

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Appeal for witnesses following shooting in Stamford Hill

Detectives investigating a shooting in Stamford Hill are appealing for witnesses and anyone with footage to come forward.

Police were called at about 19:40hrs on Tuesday, 14 May to reports of a shooting near Reizel Close in Stamford Hill.

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

At the scene, a 38-year-old woman was found with a gunshot injury to her leg. She was taken to an east London hospital where her condition was confirmed as not life-threatening.

Detective Inspector Dave Hickford of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “We are working hard to establish the full circumstance surrounding this incident and following initial enquiries we do not believe that the victim was the intended target.

“I urge anyone with information to get in touch without delay, help us take dangerous criminals off your streets.”

There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, local policing lead for Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said: “This was an extremely concerning incident for our communities and illustrates just how indiscriminate the danger of gun crime can be. I urge anyone with information about this incident to contact my local officers or our colleagues in Specialist Crime who are leading the investigation.

“This incident created additional concern, given the proximity to our large Jewish community in the Stamford Hill area. I can confirm that there is no indication that this offence was hate related and it was not directly connected with our Jewish communities or international events. This offence shows the dreadful impact of gun crime across all of our communities.

“My local policing teams will continue to be out in the community, so please do approach officers if you have specific concerns or information.”

Anyone with information or footage should call police on 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting reference CAD 7076/14May.

To remain 100 percent anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.




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