Police have arrested six women after a man was found with gunshot wounds in a north London high street. The man, said to be in his twenties, was immediately taken to hospital where he remains in a "critical condition".
The shooting happened in Hornsey High Street in the north London borough of Haringey at about 11pm last night (Friday 7 October). Officers from London's Metropolitan Police (MET) have taped off the scene – close to the junction with New River Avenue – where the cordon remains in place.
The constabulary said that officers from the Trident and Area Crime Command, who tackle gang crime and violence in the city, are investigating the shooting.
A spokesman from the force said: "Police were called to reports of a man injured in Hornsey High Street, near the junction with New River Avenue. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the man was taken to hospital for treatment to a gunshot injury.
"He remains there in a critical condition. Cordons remain in place at the venue. Officers are on scene. Six women have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody.
"Cordons remain in place at the scene. Detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command are investigating. Enquiries into the circumstances continue."
Also in south London a murder investigation was launched after a shooting in the town of Croydon on the same night. Police remain in attendance outside a block of flats on Eastney Road after the incident at 11.25pm. The shootings were not thought to be linked.