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Police investigate after young man shot in Walthamstow

The 23-year-old victim is expected to survive the attack
By Victoria Munro

Stock image (credit: Met Police)
Stock image (credit: Met Police)

Police are investigating after a young man was shot in a residential Walthamstow road last weekend.

The Met Police was called to Grove Road at 11pm on Saturday, 17th September, after residents reported seeing a man with gunshot wounds.

Officers and paramedics eventually found the 23-year-old victim around the corner in Clarendon Road and he was taken to hospital.

In a statement to the Echo, the Met Police confirmed his injuries are not thought to be “life-threatening”. They confirmed that, so far, there have been no arrests.

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Speaking the day after the incident, Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said it was “her sad duty” to report a shooting in the community overnight.

She added: “I urge you: please do come forward if you can help catch those responsible for this shocking act.”

The incident comes after a recent spike in gun violence locally, following the high profile killings of Sam Brown in July and Kacey Boothe in August.

To contact police with information, call 101 and quote reference 7440/17SEP22 or speak to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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