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Innocent Bystander Shot in North London Drive-By Gun Battle

A woman in her 30s became an unintended victim caught in the crossfire of a drive-by gun battle between two cars on the streets of north London, witnesses reported last night.

The harrowing incident unfolded in the Stamford Hill neighbourhood just after 7:30 pm, prompting armed police to swarm the area in search of the gunman. Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, rushed to the scene after the woman was shot in the leg near a busy main road.

Innocent Bystander Shot In North London Drive-by Gun Battle
Woman Hospitalised After Shooting In Stamford Hill

According to eyewitnesses, two cars were involved in the shootout, with guns aimed at each other at the time of the shooting. The woman described as an innocent bystander, was unfortunately caught in the crossfire, suffering a gunshot injury to her leg. It remains unclear how many shots were fired or whether they originated from one or both vehicles.

Following the shooting, one of the cars reportedly sped off in the direction of Clapton Common, where additional gunfire was heard. Thankfully, no other injuries were reported in connection with the incident.

Innocent Bystander Shot In North London Drive-by Gun Battle
Woman Hospitalised After Shooting In Stamford Hill

Social media footage captured the chaotic scene as authorities descended upon Stamford Hill to investigate the shooting, with dozens of onlookers watching the unfolding events.

The injured woman was swiftly transported to a major trauma centre in east London, where she is believed to remain overnight. However, her current condition has not been disclosed.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that no arrests have been made in connection with the incident as detectives continue their search for the shooter. Stamford Hill was temporarily closed off in both directions between Clapton Common and Manor Road as investigations into the shooting ensued.

In a statement, a Met police spokesperson provided details of the response, stating that officers, including specialist firearms units, and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene promptly.

The incident underscores the alarming prevalence of gun violence in urban areas, highlighting the devastating consequences that innocent bystanders can face as a result. As authorities work to piece together the circumstances surrounding the shooting, the community remains on edge, grappling with the aftermath of this senseless act of violence.

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