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Man shot in Hornchurch this morning

PUBLISHED: 16:49 01 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 01 January 2018

Police in Wych Elm  Road, Hornchurch, where a man was shot in the early hours of New Year's  Day.

Police in Wych Elm Road, Hornchurch, where a man was shot in the early hours of New Year's Day.

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A man was apparently shot in the back in Hornchurch in the early hours today.

Armed police and London Ambulance Service say they were called to Wych Elm Road, Hornchurch at 3.42am on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1 following reports of a shooting.

One man, in his twenties, was found with a suspected gunshot injury to the lower back.

He has been taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

The road was closed for several hours.

A witness told the Recorder: “I believe there was a party down Wych Elm Road and an argument broke out. You can clearly see a bullet hole in the door of a blue Ford Fiesta parked in the road. There was a pile of clothes around 30ft away from the car with the bullet hole in. that was being bagged up. One of the items was a grey North Face hoody and another was a black woolly hat.”

No arrests have been made. Inquiries continue.

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