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Finsbury Park shooting and stabbing: One man knifed in Seven Sisters Road, another shot near Blackstock Road

PUBLISHED: 06:46 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:36 09 July 2019

Police were called to reports of gunshots in Seven Sisters Road. Picture: @999london

Police were called to reports of gunshots in Seven Sisters Road. Picture: @999london

Archant

One man was shot and another was stabbed in the Finsbury Park area last night.

Police were called to reports of gunshots in Seven Sisters Road. Picture: @999londonPolice were called to reports of gunshots in Seven Sisters Road. Picture: @999london

Police were called at about 21:45pm to reports of gunshots heard on Seven Sisters Road.

Armed police found a 30-year-old man suffering from a stab wound at the scene. The London Ambulance Service (LAS) took him to hospital, where his injuries are described as not life-threatening.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said a second man, believed to be in his late 20s was found nearby, close to Blackstock Road, suffering from a gunshot wound.

He is also in hospital where he remains in a stable condition with injuries that are also not believed to be life-threatening.

Police were called to reports of gunshots in Seven Sisters Road. Picture: @999londonPolice were called to reports of gunshots in Seven Sisters Road. Picture: @999london

No arrests have been made.

A Pc at the cordon this morning told the Gazette: "There's police in the park so I'm guessing that it happened in the park then spilled out into the street."

One neighbour said she saw the man who was shot being treated in Finsbury Park Road.

"He had run to Finsbury Park Road after he was shot and he was being attended to by emergency services," she said. "He seemed conscious. He was siting up. The guy said he had been shot in Finsbury Park and ran to Finsbury Park Road.

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"There was a big quick police presence. The crew had come from Tower Hamlets. They said they had been deployed to Finsbury Park because of gang violence."

She added: "I think there was a vigil here for the motorcyclist who got killed and I heard there was some fighting in Blackstock Road."

A Section 60 order was granted to police in the Finsbury Park and Seven Sisters Road area following the incidents.

Rather than needing reasonable grounds for suspicion to be able to carry out stop and searches, a Section 60 - which is authorised by a senior officer - means police can stop and search anyone.

Another neighbour, Adam Ray, 35, said he heard "shouting and screaming".

He said: "I couldn't make anything particular out but people were definitely shouting and screaming. I would say I'm shocked but a fellow got stabbed down by KFC recently."

Another man, who lives in Fonthill Road, said he could hear screaming and saw "loads of people running".

Seven Sisters Road was shut both ways either side of Blackstock Road this morning.

The 30-year-old stab victim was found near where a motorcyclist died after he collided with a car last Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting reference Cad 8974/8Jul or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11.

Did you see what happened or the aftermath? Call Lucas at the Gazette newsdesk on 07785 616244 or email lucas.cumiskey@archant.co.uk

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