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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following Newham shooting

News   •   Jan 25, 2018 14:02 GMT

Detectives investigating a shooting in Newham where a man was shot in the head have made an arrest.

An 18-year-old man [A] was arrested at an address in Brentwood, Essex, this morning, Thursday, 25 January, on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

The arrest is in connection with a shooting in Romford Road, E15, on Sunday, 21 January.

Police were called shortly before 22:30hrs on Sunday, 21 January to reports of a shooting in Romford Road, at the junction with Vicarage lane, E15.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and a 21-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to his head.

He was taken to an east London hospital by the LAS where he remains in a critical condition.

His next-of-kin are aware.

Officers from the Met's Trident and Area Command Unit are investigating and are continuing to appeal for information and witnesses.

Detective Inspector Robert Allen, who is leading the investigation, said: "We have now made an arrest in connection with this shooting but I am still appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward and tell us what they know.

"There is a young man in a life-threatening condition and it is vital we uncover exactly what led to him being shot. I need anyone with information to come forward and speak to police, or Crimestoppers anonymously."

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 0207 230 8570 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.