Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham suffers chronic deprivation
Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham suffers chronic deprivation

Two men have been injured in a double shooting on the Broadwater Farm estate.

The pair were rushed to hospital last night after being shot around 11.30pm on Sunday.

Police officers with firearms rushed to the scene following reports of gunshots.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Two males subsequently attended a north London hospital suffering from gunshot injuries."

The men's lives are reportedly not in danger. The exact scene of the shooting was still unclear, with police saying it happened in Gloucester Road, while ambulance crews went to Willan Road.

London Ambulance Service did not take the men to hospital. "The patients had already left," a spokesperson said.

A police spokesman said the victims were in a stable condition.

No arrests have been made. Officers from Operation Trident - which probes black-on-black crime, have launched an investigation.

Scotland Yard announced there will be a beefed-up police presence on the estate.

Last week a man suspected of murdering a police officer on the estate during the notorious riot in 1985, was committed for trial. Pc Keith Blakelock was hacked to death during the disturbances. Nicholas Jacobs will stand trial for the killing next year.