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An innocent woman caught in the crossfire of a north London ‘drive-by shooting between two cars’ has suffered ‘non life threatening’ injuries. 

Armed police descended on the Stamford Hill neighbourhood of north London just after 7.30pm last night to hunt for the gunman after the woman in her 30s was shot in the leg.

Emergency crews including the air ambulance scrambled to join officers at the scene last night as she was rushed to hospital. 

The woman’s condition has this morning been described as ‘non-life threatening’ as the attackers that carried out the shooting remain at large.

A source at the scene told two cars were aiming guns at each other at the time of the shooting, and the woman was an ‘innocent bystander’ caught in the crossfire.

It is not known how many shots were fired or whether they came from two cars or just one and the Met have said they are trying to ‘establish the circumstance of this incident’.

The witness added that one of the cars sped off in the direction of Clapton Common, a park half a mile away from the scene, where two more shots were reportedly heard.

Police last night ordered people who live nearby to ‘go back inside’ amid fears the shooters could return.

Locals are said to be in a state of shock with one saying they heard the shooting was a result of a fight as there was ‘some bad blood going on’.  

No one else is believed to have been injured and no arrests have been made.

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

Armed officers swarmed on a north London neighbourhood last night 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 last night 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 last night 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

Armed police descended on the Stamford Hill neighbourhood just after 7.30pm to hunt for the gunman after the woman in her 30s was shot in the leg

Armed police descended on the Stamford Hill neighbourhood just after 7.30pm to hunt for the gunman after the woman in her 30s was shot in the leg

Picture shows the police cordon in place this morning as the woman was described as being 'non-life threatening'

Picture shows the police cordon in place this morning as the woman was described as being ‘non-life threatening’ 

Social media videos showed dozens of onlookers watching as the authorities descended onto the scene last night. 

One woman on the scene, whose flat overlooks the police cordon, says she was told ‘go back inside’ last night – amid fears the shooters could return.

The local, who did not want to be named, said: ‘I heard a lot of noise last night so I came out into my front garden.

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‘But the police told me to go back inside in case the shooter or shooters were still around.

‘I usually feel safe around here so I’m quite shocked.

‘But I guess you just don’t know what will happen anymore.’ 

Another local resident said he’d heard the shooting had happened as a result of a ‘fight’.

‘I heard it was a fight – that there was some bad blood going on,’ he said.

And a third said she’d been worried about that her sister had been the victim when she first saw the news alert.

She said: ‘The notification popped up on my phone and for a moment, I panicked – thinking it was my sister as she was out at the time.

‘But she got home a bit later and turns out she had gone another way.’

Medical bags used to help the victim are still scattered on the ground at the scene.

The woman who was shot was taken to a major trauma centre in east London where she is believed to remain overnight.

People gather round a police cordon at Stamford Hill in north London following a shooting

People gather round a police cordon at Stamford Hill in north London following a shooting

The woman was treated at the scene before being taken to a major trauma centre in east London. Her current condition is described as 'non-life threatening'

The woman was treated at the scene before being taken to a major trauma centre in east London. Her current condition is described as ‘non-life threatening’

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

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

The Met Police said no arrests have been in connection with the incident as detectives continue to hunt for the shooter.

Officers closed off Stamford Hill in both directions between Clapton Common and Manor Road following the incident.

A Met police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at about 19:40hrs on Tuesday May 14 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. Her condition was later assessed as not life-threatening.

‘Offices are working to establish the circumstance of this incident. No arrests have been made at this time.’

Anyone with information that can help police should call 101 or post @MetCC ref CAD 7076/14 May.

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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