August 1 2014 Latest news:
Monday, March 31, 2014
A 23-year-old man suffered life-changing injuries in a shooting in Essex Road, Islington, at lunchtime on Monday, according to police.
Scotland Yard said firearms officers attended the incident around 1pm and ambulance crew treated the victim for a suspected gunshot wound.
“The man is conscious and breathing and has been taken to an east London hospital with life changing injuries,” said a statement.
The incident is believed to have happened near the junction with Cross Street.
Danny Hughes, 21, who works as a printing assistant at the nearby Hanway Print, said: “The police came out of nowhere and blocked up the road.
“No one can come to our shop - it’s like a ghost town out there. The police haven’t told us anything.”
He said he thought the victim had been on his feet after being shot.
“We think that he walked down the side street. He was up walking then he collapsed,” he said.
A spokesperson for the London Ambulance service confirmed they treated one patient, after sending a single responder in a car, an ambulance crew, a duty officer and London’s Air Ambulance to the scene.
Police added that no arrests have been made and no firearm has been recovered.