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A male was shot in the arm in a suspected gangland drive-by shooting Getty

A male was shot by one of two men riding on either a moped or motorbike near Finsbury Park on Wednesday evening (30 March 2016). Met Police officers were called to Seven Sisters Road, which runs through the north London Boroughs of Islington, Hackney and Haringey, shortly before 10pm following reports of shots being fired at a car.

Officers were unable to find either a suspect, victim or relevant vehicle at the scene, but were subsequently called to an east London hospital after a man attended with a gunshot wound to his arm. His injury is not thought to be life-threatening.

There have been no arrests so far, and enquiries continue. Detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command are investigating. Any witnesses or anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call police via 101. To give information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Violent crimes in Haringey soared last year when there were 7,797 such offences in the 12 months to February this year, up 16% on the year before. There was also a dramatic increase in gun crime in the borough over the same time. Police figures show there were 99 gun offences in Haringey last year compared to 55 the year before - a leap of 45%.

The drive-by comes after Oliver Tetlow was fatally shot when a gunman got out of a car and opened fire in in Harlesden, west London, earlier this month following a suspected rapper feud. Police also launched an appeal for information after releasing video footage of a gunman getting off a moped and chasing a group of men while firing at them in Tulse Hill, south London.