Hackney shooting: Trident probe after man, 24, gunned down in feared gang warfare by London Fields

The 24-year-old victim remains in hospital in a critical condition, and the Met’s specialist gang unit Trident has opened an investigation.

A 24-year-old man is fighting for his life after being gunned down while sitting in a car near London Fields, in a feared gangland shooting.

The Met Police’s specialist unit Trident are now investigating and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The victim was sitting in a car when he was shot at close range at around 7.45pm on Tuesday, at the junction of Shrubland Road and Albion Drive, Hackney.

He suffered one gun shot injury and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a “life-threatening condition”.

The junction of Albion Drive and Shrubland Road, where a man was shot dead in his car. Credit: Google

Det Insp Matt Webb, from Trident, explained that in particular officers want to speak to anyone who saw a silver Jaguar four by four in the area at the time.

He said: “This shooting happened in broad daylight in a built-up residential area.

“We believe the victim was sitting in his motor vehicle when he was shot at close range.

“He is currently in a critical condition in hospital and his family are being supported by specially trained officers.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the Albion Drive or Shrubland Road area around 7.45pm on Tuesday, August 2.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a silver Jaguar 4x4 in the area at that time.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 6840/02AUG or Crimestoppers, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111.