Dagenham shooting: Man, 23, in hospital with gunshot wound

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A 23-year-old man is in hospital following a shooting in east London.

The Met Police were called to Porters Avenue, Dagenham at 1.06pm on Wednesday to reports of a person shot.

Officers and London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended, where they found the victim.

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The man was taken to hospital where his injuries were not life threatening or life changing.

Police found the victim with a gunshot wound on Porter Avenue, Dagenham Police found the victim with a gunshot wound on Porter Avenue, Dagenham
Police found the victim with a gunshot wound on Porter Avenue, Dagenham | Google

Initial enquiries established that the shooting took place at Wren Road, Dagenham with the victim making his way to Porters Avenue, where emergency services were called.

An investigation has been launched and no arrests have been made so far, a Met Police spokesperson said.

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Detective Inspector Iain Wallace of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “I am keen to hear from anyone who has information that could assist our investigation.

“We believe that a black coloured Ford Fiesta was involved and are keen to hear from anyone who has information or footage concerning that vehicle.

“We are working hard to take illegal guns off the streets, but we can’t achieve that alone. If you have information about this incident, or anyone who has an illegal gun, please do get in touch and help us make your area safer.”

The shooting happened a week after a nine-year-old girl was shot in crossfire in a drive-by shooting in Hackney on Wednesday May 29.

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The girl, who was “simply having dinner with her family” remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Three other men were injured in the attack outside a restaurant on Kingsland High Street, Dalston.

The Met Police believe the attack is linked to a Turkish organised crime network but no arrests have been made.

Members of the public are urged to speak with officers to provide them with any information which could assist the investigation.