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A man was shot by police following a seven-hour siege in Brixton, London on 21 August, 2015.Getty

A man is in critical condition after he was shot by police following an armed siege in Brixton, south London. The Met Police said on 21 August that the 36-year-old man, who has not been named, was shot at 16:46pm outside a residential address in Tilson Gardens.

The siege lasted seven hours, beginning at 09:45am when unarmed police and a housing officer attempted to enter the property to evict the man. After they saw the man was still at the property, they withdrew and a police negotiator, the London Ambulance Service and firearm officers were called to the scene.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the man was in a critical condition at King's College Hospital. It said that "shots were fired, injuring the man" during the incident.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the 36-year-old man was in a critical condition at King's College Hospital. It said that during the incident "shots were fired, injuring the man".

As with every police shooting, the IPCC has started an independent investigation and officers from the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) have been informed.