London shooting: Police on scene after shooting in broad daylight – man hospitalised | UK | News

Police were called after reports of gunshots in Hornsey Rise Gardens at 4.24pm today. A Met Police spokesman said: “Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

“A man was found with a gunshot injury and taken to hospital. We await an update on his condition.

The spokesman added: “A crime scene remains in place and enquiries are ongoing.

“A Section 60 order has been authorised for a large part of the borough of Islington.”

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Also in south London, two men aged 21 and 23 were hospitalised in Plumstead after being stabbed, with the younger victim’s injuries described as “potentially life-changing”.

Meannwhile, also in north London, flower seller Tony Eastlake, 55, was stabbed to death earlier this month.

A 20-year-old man was subsequently arrested and charged with his murder.

Speaking during a visit to Lewisham Police station after being sworn in for a second term as London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan said vowed to make cracking down on violent crime a priority.

Mr Khan, who was accompanied by Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, said: “There are far too many grieving families in our city who have needlessly lost loved ones to violence.

“As I start my second term as mayor, I’m absolutely determined to drive down violent crime across our city.

“That means a relentless focus on being tough on crime by supporting our hardworking police officers to keep our city safe, as well as being tough on the complex causes of crime, like poverty, inequality and lack of opportunities for young Londoners.”

According to the Statista website, violent crime has been creeping up steadily in London since 2012/13.

In 2019/20 there were 222,050 violent incidents in the capital, a rise of more than 6,000 compared with the previous year.

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