Two men sought after shotgun shooting in Canning Town
- Credit: Metropolitan Police
CCTV footage of a Canning Town shooting has emerged in which a man opened fire on another with a shotgun.
It shows the weapon-wielding suspect chasing down another man along Butchers Road between parked cars.
When suspects returned to the road a few moments later, the man being pursued took out a handgun from another male’s bag.
The man bearing a shotgun then fired at least two blasts in his direction, though the Metropolitan Police said there were no injuries.
CCTV footage did not show the second man firing his handgun.
Officers were alerted to reports of shots being fired in the street at around 3.25am on Saturday, December 30.
Police reported a man in a red top attempted to try to calm the situation, pushing back both suspects at different times.
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With no arrests made and enquiries ongoing, detectives released CCTV images earlier today of two men they are searching for in connection with the attack.
The first is described as a black male wearing black: joggers, trainers and a coat with a light-coloured fur hood.
The second, a black male who wore a knee-length coat with a hood and baseball cap.
“We are committed to tackling gun crime and it is paramount that both men are identified so these firearms can be taken off the streets,” said Det Con Sameera Bhatti.
“If you were in the area at the time and have any information that could help identify these suspects then please let us know.”
Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call 020 8217 5720 or tweet @MetCC. You can also give information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.