Police appeal for witnesses to New Year’s Day shooting in Clapton

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a shooting in Clapton on New Year’s Day.

Officers were called at 6.20am on Saturday 1 January to reports of shots fired in Upper Clapton Road E5.

The 23 year old victim was found outside Hendale House, Northwold Road E5. He was taken by ambulance to an east London Hospital where he remains in a stable condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

It is believed the victim had attended a party at Olympia Eatery, Upper Clapton Road. An altercation began outside the premises involving about 30 people and the victim was shot. He was not involved in the altercation.

It is believed between 100 and 150 people had attended the party and anyone with information is asked to come forward and contact the police.

A total of eight men aged between 18 and 22 years old were arrested on 1 January in connection with the investigation. All have been bailed.

During the course of the investigation, officers recovered a handgun from a premises in Harrowgate Road. Enquiries continue to ascertain if this weapon was used during the incident.

There are no descriptions of any suspects at this stage.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Trident shootings team on 020 8217 7377 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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