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Camden High Street closed after reports of gunshots

Police were called in early hours of the morning

17 June, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

Police at the scene 
PART of Camden High Street is closed today (Monday) after reports of shots being fired in the early hours.

Police were called at about 1.25am to Camden High Street near Jamestown Road.

No one is reported to have been injured but the Met say there is evidence of a “firearms discharge”.

The search for clues continues this afternoon (Monday) [Photo: Claire Sturgess]

One line of enquiry detectives trying to piece together the sequence of events is understood to be that a car pulled up in the road and a person got out of the passenger side. Moments later another car arrived and a man jumped out armed with a gun. The first person then retreated to the vehicle they had just got out of. Both cars then left.

A police cordon remains in place from Inverness Street to just after Buck Street. The pavement opened on one side of the cordon this afternoon.

Andrew Beaumont, manager of 17 years at the Bucks Head on the corner of Buck Street, said he was woken up at about 1.20am to the sound of three gun shots but when he looked out of the window there was nothing there.

The Met say enquiries by the Trident command are continuing and forensics were at the scene this morning.

Officers have been seen doing fingertip searches on the ground this afternoon.

It follows a weekend of violent incidents in London which saw three men dead and three others injured during five separate attacks in Wandsworth, Plumstead, Tower Hamlets, Clapham and Brixton.

A boy was slashed in the face following a fight in Tufnell Park over the weekend. It is not connected to the incident in Camden Town.

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