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Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

Detectives investigating a shooting that took place in Hackney on Monday evening have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.

The 28-year-old [A] was arrested in Hackney at 15:26hrs on Tuesday, 15 December. He is in custody at an east London police station.

Police were called at around 21:15hrs on Monday, 14 December to reports of a shooting in Middleton Road, Hackney, E8.

Officers attended alongside London Ambulance Service.

A 25-year-old man who had suffered a head injury was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition. His family are being supported by a specially trained family liaison officer.

Two other men who sustained less serious gunshot injuries were also taken to hospital. One has since been discharged.

An investigation has been launched by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command and enquiries are ongoing to find those responsible.

The victims were believed to have been travelling in a vehicle along Middleton Road when shots were fired from another vehicle.

The other vehicle drove away from the scene at speed before officers arrived.

Detective Inspector Matthew Webb from Trident, Specialist Crime North, said: “This is an horrendous incident as a result of a firearms discharge on our streets. The arrest we have made today is a positive step in our investigation but we still need the help of people in the community to bring those responsible to justice..

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the shooting, or who saw a vehicle being driven erratically in the area at the time, to come forward and speak to us. Your information could be key.”

Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or tweeting @MetCC, quoting CAD 7439/14DEC. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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