Stratford street shooting by man on bicycle believed to be gang related

A shooting in Stratford this afternoon was possibly gang-related, detectives believe.

The man shot in the street earlier this afternoon was, unusually, shot at by a man on a pushbike.

Two other men, also on bicycles, were with the main attacker.

Parts of Stratford have been sealed off after the shooting in Water Lane at the junction with Manbey Street this afternoon.

Police were called at 2.55pm.

It is understood the victim, believed to be aged around 23, was walking along the street when he was shot. He has injuries to his back, but his condition is not believed to be life-threatening, said a Scotland Yard spokesman.

He has been taken to an East London Hospital for treatment. Police taped off the area, and parts of Romford Road have been shut, while investigations are carried out.

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Scotland Yard say he was shot by a man on a pedal cycle. He was approached by three men on cycles, it is understood.

“We are working on one theory that the attack was gang-related,” said a spokesman.

It is understood that the victim has so far refused to give police any personal details.