Armed police called to reports of shooting in Bethnal Green

Armed police at the scene of a shooting in Approach Road on Sunday evening. Credit: @ThomFeeney

Armed police at the scene of a shooting in Approach Road on Sunday evening. Credit: @ThomFeeney - Credit: @ThomFeeney

Armed police surrounded a block of flats after reports of a shooting in Bethnal Green on Sunday evening.

Residents said they heard multiple gun shots, with riot police attending the scene in Approach Road. Police were called at around 8.15pm on Sunday, but said they could not confirm whether the shots were fired from an air gun or a firearm.

No arrests had been made at the time of writing.

Witnesses on social media reported seeing armed police and helicopters at the scene, and being warned to stay inside during the incident.

Approach Road, was cordoned off at both ends, according to residents.


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A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed a man, believed to be in his thirties, was treated at the scene and taken to hospital “as a priority”.

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