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Man, 23, shot in Camden Town park

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and want to speak to driver who took victim to hospital

16 July, 2020 — By Bronwen Weatherby

The victim has survived his injuries

A 23-year-old man was shot in the early hours of Thursday morning in Camden Town.

An investigation was launched after the victim attended a north London hospital at about 12.12am.

The man had gunshot wounds to his chest but the injuries are said not to be life-threatening or changing.

The shooting is believed to have taken place in Castlehaven Community Park on Castlehaven Road.

The victim was apparently with a group of friends when he was shot by an unknown assailant.

He then ran into the road and flagged down a passing motorist, who took him to hospital.

Trident detectives from the Met’s specialist Crime Command are now making enquiries.

Detectives are trying to trace the driver who is a potential witness.

Following the incident, police officers erected a police cordon around the park while detectives, uniformed officers and forensic investigators combed the scene.

There have been no arrests so far.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 670/16Jul

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

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