Essex Road shooting: Gang police release CCTV of moment gunman opens fire

The gunman leaves the car and heads to the road with the gun in his hand. Picture: Met

The gunman leaves the car and heads to the road with the gun in his hand. Picture: Met - Credit: Archant

The Met’s gang squad have released CCTV of the chilling moment a gunman gets out of a Jaguar and opens fire off Essex Road.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the shooter, or the driver of the car, to get in touch.

No one was hit but two passers-by were injured during the shocking incident on the night of September 21. A 34-year-old woman was taken to hospital with a cut to her hand caused by shattered glass from a shop window and a man, 40, suffered minor injuries.

The car pulled into the Peabody Estate in Greenman Street before the passenger got out and fired several shots at another man in Greenman Street and then again in Essex Road. He then got back in the car, which sped off down Popham Street.

Jamie Goddard, a ticket officer, was standing outside Essex Road station when he heard multiple gun shots, a sound he recognised from his time in the army.

He told the Gazette at the time: “I heard five or six gunshots and there were about 15 people running down the road towards me. Running away from the bullets.

“Some people came into the station so I hid them in the staff area because I didn’t know what was happening.

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“I was just trying to help people escape from harm’s way.”

A witness said on Twitter a man in a balaclava shot “about six times” at another man he had chased into the road.

“He just stood in the middle of the road shot like six times so calmly,” they said.

No one has been arrested over the shooting.

Det Con Kerry Cooper of the Trident gang squad is leading the investigation. She said: “We need anyone who may have information about the gunman or driver of this vehicle to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting CAD 8010/20 Sept, or tweet @MetCC. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.