olice have launched an urgent probe after a man was shot in broad daylight on a busy north London street close to a police station.
The man was shot on Stoke Newington High Street, close to Stoke Newington Police station, shortly after 3pm on Friday.
Officers did not immediately give details on his condition. The culprits are currently unknown and no arrests have been made.
The scene of the shooting
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Hackney Police said: “Enquiries are being carried out at pace after a man was shot in Stoke Newington High Street shortly after 3pm today.
“No arrests have been made at this stage, and a scene is in place which will be affecting people’s travel through the area.
“We are working hard to establish who is responsible and will keep everyone updated as soon as possible – we know this is a hugely concerning incident.”
The road was closed from Victorian Road, past Stoke Newington Police station, to Kynaston Avenue while police carried out their enquiries.
A London Ambulance Spokesperson said they were called to treat a man “as a priority” in nearby Yorkshire Close.
“We were called today (August 11) at 3:15pm to reports of a shooting on Yorkshire Close, Hackney,” said the spokesperson.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer, an ambulance crew, and a medic in a fast-response car.
“Our crews treated a man at the scene before taking them to hospital as a priority.”
Officers authorised a Section 60 covering the whole borough of Hackney until 7.30am Saturday, meaning police can search members of the public for weapons without needing the usual “reasonable grounds” of suspicion.
The enhanced stop and search power is intended to prevent serious violence associated with weapons and can only be authorised by a senior officer.
Anyone with information or footage is being asked to contact the Met, quoting CAD4206/11AUG.