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Dagenham ‘drive-by shooting’ sees young man hospitalised

Dagenham drive-by shooting

Police closed a road near the Essex border after receiving reports of a ‘drive-by shooting’. On Wednesday (June 5), at 1pm, emergency personnel were summoned to a crime scene on Porters Avenue in Dagenham, between Wren Road and Gale Street.

The Metropolitan Police Service announced that a 22-year-old male has been hospitalised with a gunshot wound. Fortunately, authorities said the victim’s injuries were neither life-threatening or life-changing.

There have been no arrests as of yet, but the Met has warned neighbours to expect an increase in police presence. Shortly after 2.30pm, Barking and Dagenham Council advised residents to avoid the area as emergency services reacted to the incident.

The Metropolitan Police Service said: “We’re aware of media reporting about an incident in Porters Avenue earlier this afternoon. We were called just after 1pm to reports of a shooting. A 22-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound and was taken to hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing.”

“At this early stage of the investigation there have been no arrests. Residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the coming hours while we begin our enquiries. Anyone with information that could assist is asked to call 101 with the reference 3628/05JUN.”

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