A man is fighting for his life after being shot at a crowded venue in east London.
The 22-year-old is currently in critical condition, after reportedly suffering gunshot wounds to the abdomen on Saturday night.
Police were called to a venue on Blackhorse Lane, in Walthamstow, east London at around 10.45pm.
Multiple members of the public said a firearm had been discharged while a large crowd was present.
An ambulance rushed the young man to hospital to be treated by medics.
No arrests have been made yet and the Metropolitan Police has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
Labour & Co-op MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasey tweeted: ‘Am sorry to report formally that there has been another serious violence incident in Walthamstow.
‘As soon as I have further information on both the incident and the disruption I will update residents again, but can see there’s been discussion about what may or may not have happened so wanted to provide formal details.
‘If you have information please do come forward to help find those responsible.’
A Met Police spokesperson said: ‘Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a shooting in Walthamstow.
‘Police were called at around 22:45hrs on Saturday, 17 June, to shots fired in Blackhorse Lane, E17.
‘Officers attended along with ambulance colleagues. A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital. His condition has been assessed as critical.
‘Detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating supported by colleagues from the North East Command Unit. Cordons are in place in and around Blackhorse Lane as forensic examination of the scene continues.
‘There has been no arrest at this early stage.
‘Anyone with information or footage that may assist the investigation is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 8299/17Jun or to remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers.
‘Following the shooting, a Section 60 was authorised to assist officers as they work to keep people in Walthamstow safe. This will remain in force until 12:00hrs on Sunday, 18 June, and additional officers are in the area.’
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