Man, 22, Gunned Down in East London in Second Shooting in Capital in A Week

Man, 22, Gunned Down in East London in Second Shooting in Capital in A Week

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A young man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the second shooting in London in a week. The 22-year-old man was taken to hospital after he was hit at around 1pm on Wednesday.

The Metropolitan Police said: "We're aware of media reporting about an incident in Porters Avenue earlier this afternoon. We were called just after 1pm to reports of a shooting, The Evening Standard reported.

“A 22-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound and was taken to hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing."

Barking and Dagenham Council advised people to avoid the area while emergency services were scrambled to the scene.

The shooting happened near Becontree Underground Station on the District line.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene.

Forensics officers have been trawling for clues and detectives are collecting CCTV footage from near the scene.

The shooting comes after a nine-year-old girl was shot in crossfire in a drive-by attack 12 miles away in the Hackney area of the capital last Wednesday.

She remains in a critical condition.

The girl was one of four people shot when a lone gunman riding a stolen motorbike opened fire at Evin Turkish restaurant in Kingsland High Street, Dalston, last Wednesday.

She and her family, from Birmingham, had been on a half-term trip to London and were “simply having dinner with her family” when the “horrific” drive-by happened, said police.

Detectives believe the shooting was linked to a Turkish organized crime network operating in London, but no arrests have yet been made.

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