Man shot in Rainham

A man was shot in a “peaceful” Rainham road on Monday night.

The victim, in his 30s, received an injury to his foot, and was taken from a home in New Zealand Way by London Ambulance Service (LAS) to an east London hospital.

Havering officers handed over control of the investigation to their Met Trident colleagues, who deal with inter-ethnic crime.

One resident, who says a woman and child also live at the address, was left shaken following the shooting just after 9.30pm.

“There were three big police vans, two ambulances and police cars,” said the witness, who asked not to be identified. “Someone was injured, but I’m not sure how badly.

“Then the road was shut off and the people from the house were taken away.

“Police stood guard at the house, and overnight crime scene investigators turned up, searched the streets, said something about ‘caps and fireworks’.

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“They searched the street for ages, under the cars, round the pavements - it made me think they were looking for a something specific, as they were checking every little item on the road.”

He added about the household: “I am not surprised; there has always been something odd with the amount of people coming and going to that address. It’s generally a peaceful road too. It’s such a shame.”

The man added that a police sniffer dog was deployed to search the area.

A car was later towed away by officers.

There have been no arrests and police are urging anyone with information to call Trident on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111