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alert-–-armed-officers-swarm-north-london-neighbourhood-stamford-hill-after-woman-in-her-30s-is-shot-in-the-legAlert – Armed officers swarm north London neighbourhood Stamford Hill after woman in her 30s is shot in the leg

Armed officers swarmed on a north London neighbourhood this evening after a woman in her 30s was shot in the leg.

Emergency crews including the air ambulance descended on Stamford Hill just after 7.30pm when the woman was gunned down near a busy main road.

The Met Police said it has made no arrests in connection with the incident as detectives continue to hunt for the shooter.

The woman was treated at the scene before being taken to a major trauma centre in east London. Her current condition is not known.

A source at the scene believed that the injured woman was accidentally hit in a drive-by shooting.

They said: ‘Yes it was a drive by shooting from what we are aware. Two [cars] trying to shoot each other and an innocent by-stander got shot.’

Armed officers swarmed on a north London neighbourhood this evening after a woman in her 30s was shot in the leg

Armed officers swarmed on a north London neighbourhood this evening after a woman in her 30s was shot in the leg

Emergency crews including the air ambulance descended on Stamford Hill just after 7.30pm when the woman was gunned down near a busy main road

Emergency crews including the air ambulance descended on Stamford Hill just after 7.30pm when the woman was gunned down near a busy main road

The Met Police said it has made no arrests in connection with the incident as detectives continue to hunt for the shooter

The Met Police said it has made no arrests in connection with the incident as detectives continue to hunt for the shooter

The woman was treated at the scene before being taken to a major trauma centre in east London. Her current condition is not known

The woman was treated at the scene before being taken to a major trauma centre in east London. Her current condition is not known 

Officers have closed off Stamford Hill in both directions between Clapton Common and Manor Road

Officers have closed off Stamford Hill in both directions between Clapton Common and Manor Road 

In footage posted on social media, dozens of onlookers can be seen watching the situation unfold. 

Officers have closed off Stamford Hill in both directions between Clapton Common and Manor Road.  

A Met police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at about 19:40hrs on Tuesday, 14 May to reports of a shooting near Reizel Close, Stamford Hill.

‘Officers, including specialist firearms officers, and London Ambulance Service attended.

‘A woman in her 30s was found with a gunshot injury to her leg. She was taken to an east London hospital – we await to hear updates on her condition.

‘Offices are working to establish the circumstance of this incident.

‘No arrests have been made at this time. A crime scene is in place.’

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 7:41pm today (May 14) to reports of a shooting at Stamford Hill.

‘We sent resources to the scene including ambulance crews, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and members of our hazardous area response team (HART). We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

‘We treated a patient at the scene before taking them to a major trauma centre as a priority.’

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