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Man charged after Blackhorse Lane shooting

A 21-year-old was charged today with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after the June shooting left a man in critical condition

Detectives have charged a man after a shooting in Blackhorse Lane left a man in a critical condition.

Desharn Felix, 21, of no fixed address, was charged today with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life and possession of cannabis.

He will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court today (7th July). He was arrested on Wednesday (5th July).

An investigation was launched after police were called at 22:44hrs on Saturday, 17 June to reports of a firearms discharge in Blackhorse Lane.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service. A 22-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound and was taken to hospital in a critical condition. His injuries were later assessed as not life-threatening, however he remains in hospital.


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Following the shooting, a Section 60 was authorised in Walthamstow which gave police the right to search people without reasonable grounds. As the Met describes on their website, this can only happen in a defined area at a specific time when a senior officer believes there is a possibility of serious violence, or weapons are involved.

Speaking previously Detective Mat Freeman, the officer leading the investigation, said: “This incident left a man seriously injured, and whilst his condition has improved, he still faces a long road to recovery.

“We are determined to find those responsible and have already carried out extensive enquiries, however we still need any witnesses to come forward and tell us what they saw.”


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