Northcott Road, Stoke Newington, where fficers received reports of shots being fired shortly after 1pm on Tuesday (5 January)
Norcott Road, Stoke Newington, where police officers received reports of shots being fired shortly after 1pm on Tuesday (5 January)Google

Met Police detectives are appealing for help in finding a man who was shot in a street in north London. Detectives from the force's anti-gang unit – Trident & Area Crime Command – are trying to find the man who they believe was shot as he ran away from the gunman.

Officers received reports of shots being fired at Norcott Road, in Stoke Newington, shortly after 1pm on Tuesday (5 January). Witnesses described seeing a black male, aged about 20, being pursued by another black male who was believed to be in possession of a handgun.

Witnesses told police they heard a gunshot and the victim was seen to fall to the ground and then run off limping towards Lorraine Terrace. Detectives have made extensive enquires to trace the victim but, so far, have been unable to locate him. A shell casing was recovered at the scene.

The victim is described as black, 5ft 11ins tall, with short hair and wearing a grey top and tracksuit bottoms. The man allegedly holding the gun was described aged 30 to 40, 5ft 11ins tall with shoulder length dreadlocks.

Detective sergeant Jim Barry, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are appealing for the victim to get in contact. We are concerned that he may be in urgent need of medical treatment and we would ask anyone who has any information to contact police immediately.

"Any family or friends who think they know the victim should come forward and ensure he is properly treated for any injuries. This man was apparently shot in the middle of the street in the early afternoon. We are appealing to the public to give us any information about this incident."

Anyone with information on the injured man or suspect are urged contact detectives at Trident on 020 8217 7378 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.