Man shot in Southwold Road

Emergency staff at the scene.

Emergency staff at the scene.  Image courtesy of @ShulemStern

Hackney Police were called to Southwold Road, this evening shortly before 10pm on to reports of a shooting.

Officers attended the scene and found a 36-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

He was taken by London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

A crime scene has been established and Southwold Road is subject to road closures.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed or has information concerning this incident should contact police by dialling 101 and quoting CAD9256/11.

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Remi Makinde Hackney Hive founder, publisher and contributor. Hackneyite and all round Girl Friday, who couldn't wait to leave Hackney and London behind her. After hitching her wagon in California, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana for 18 years, with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned happy to put an unconventional and risky past behind her. She is owned by her two dogs Deffer(a Jack Russell & Darcy a Jack Russell/Pomeranian mix) and runs a London based pet sitting business. The big smoke is home for the moment, but she desperately yearns wide open spaces, where she hopes to call home in the near future.

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