The victim was shot in a street in East London on Saturday evening and was taken to hospital around 7pm BST. The victim’s condition is said to be non-life-threatening by police while his attacker is thought to still be at large with no arrests having been made.
The incident occurred on Benn Street, a residential road between the Olympic Park and Hackney Town Centre.
Metropolitan Police Officers and London Ambulance Service rushing to the scene following reports of a firearms discharge.
A spokesperson from the Met said: “At 7:01pm on Saturday, 3 September, police were called to Benn Street, Hackney following reports of a firearms discharge
“Officers attended with London Ambulance Service paramedics.
“A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital where his injuries were assess as non-life-threatening.”
The spokesperson added: “An investigation is under way but at this early stage there have been no arrests.”
Those with information have been asked to call 101 with the reference 6139/03SEP.
Alternatively, those who prefer to remain anonymous can call independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.
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“One life lost is one too many.”
Former London police officer Norman Brennan, is a leading campaigner on police protection and a commentator on gun/knife crime.
Mr Brennan tweeted : “BREAKING NEWS: A man have been shot in Benn Street London E9. Met Police attended scene no time or other details [to] give as this is a breaking story; victim was treated and then rushed to hospital, no updates on condition or anyone arrested!
“Gun Crime is increasing on the streets of Britain!”
Twitter user @Chamaerion replied to Mr Brennan with Sadiq Khan’s tweet and added: “You better tell Sadiq Khan then. He is saying otherwise.”