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Upper Holloway shooting: Man with 'gunshot injuries' to back and buttocks found in Wedmore Street

PUBLISHED: 09:35 22 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:04 23 July 2019

Whittington Park was still taped off on Tuesday morning. Picture: Kris Milovsorov

Whittington Park was still taped off on Tuesday morning. Picture: Kris Milovsorov

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A man was shot in his back in Upper Holloway in the early hours of this morning.

A man was found with gunshot injuries in Wedmore Street. Picture: @999londonA man was found with gunshot injuries in Wedmore Street. Picture: @999london

Police were scrambled to Wedmore Street at 12.45am after neighbours heard gunshots near Whittington Park.

Officers found a 36-year-old man with gunshot injuries in his "back and buttocks area" - he was taken to hospital where his condition is not feared to be "life-threatening".

A crime scene was in place this morning, but there have been no arrests and a firearm hasn't yet been recovered,

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Detectives from the central north basic command unit (BCU) are investigating. A police helicopter was providing support.

This is the third reported shooting in the borough in the past two months, after a man was gunned down in Finsbury Park on July 8 and a 17-year-old was shot and stabbed near the Six Acres Estate on June 8.

Islington's top cop Ch Supt Raj Kohli, who leads central north BCU, last week told the Gazette gun crime in Islington has actually reduced over the past six months.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 304/july22. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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

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