Police witness appeal after shooting on Isle of Dogs near Canary Wharf

Police are appealing for witnesses this-morning to a shooting in London’s East End.

They were called to Byng Street in Millwall on the Isle of Dogs, close to Canary Wharf, at 7.30pm last night.

A man was found in the street with several gunshot wounds. He was taken by ambulance to hospital and is said to be in a critical condition this-morning.

Detectives have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the neighbourhood.

“We don’t know if there was a motive,” a police spokesman told the Advertiser. “We are keeping an open mind at this stage, but need to speak to anyone who was in the area who may have information.”

Police cordoned off the street last night while forensic specialists examined the pavement where the man, believed to be in his 40s, was shot.

Detectives from the Met’s new Trident Gang Command have begun a full-scale investigation.

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Scotland Yard this-morning issued an appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to dial 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.