Man shot with shotgun in Romford street

Residents are being escorted to and from their homes in the street

Residents are being escorted to and from their homes in the street - Credit: Archant

A man in his 50s was shot with a shotgun this morning in Pettits Boulevard, Romford.

Residents are being escorted to and from their homes in the street

Residents are being escorted to and from their homes in the street - Credit: Archant

Police were called at 5.30am and the man was taken to a north London hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Neighbours have spoken of their shock after hearing what happened.

Jill Holman said: “It was the last thing I expected. I have lived here for 61 years and luckily nothing like this has happened before.”

Chris Narranen said: “Thing like this never happen round here, it’s so quiet and everybody is so friendly. I am very worried that it happened a few doors down from where I live. I am in shock.”

Residents are being escorted to and from their homes in the street

Residents are being escorted to and from their homes in the street - Credit: Archant

An investigation is underway into what happened and the road has been closed all day while forensics sweep the area. No arrests have been made.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.