Man shot in Forest Gate

Police are investigating the shooting

Police are investigating the shooting - Credit: Archant

A 30-year-old man was shot in the leg in Forest Gate last night.

The incident happened in Leonard Road at around 10.15pm.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said that his injuries were not life-threatening or life-changing.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman added: “We sent a number of resources to the scene including an ambulance crew and an incident response officer.

“We treated a patient on the scene for a leg injury and took them to hospital as a priority.”

The shooting comes just days after the police launched a week-long gun surrender initiative, asking firearms owners to hand in their weapons with no questions asked.