Man shot several times in Dagenham

Police at the scene of a shooting at Hawkwell House, Dagenham. Picture: Ken Mears

Police at the scene of a shooting at Hawkwell House, Dagenham. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Ken Mears

A man has been shot several times inside a block of flats in Dagenham.

Armed police are currently at the scene of the shooting in Hawkell House in Gosfield Road.

The victim has been rushed to hospital with ‘life-changing’ injuries.

Police were called to the block shortly after 1.30pm today (Thursday) to reports of shots being fired.

Two minutes later, they were called to an east London hospital where a man, in his 20s, presented himself with gunshot injuries.


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Although his injuries are said to be potentially life-changing, they are not believed to be life-threatening.

A crime scene is in place at Hawkwell House, and pupils attending nearby Robert Clack School’s upper site have been advised not to walk past the building on their way home.

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A 29-year-old man who attended hospital with the injured man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivaton of cannabis and taken to a police station.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD3895/21MAR or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police at the scene of the shooting at Hawkwell House, Gosfield Road in Dagenham.

Police at the scene of the shooting at Hawkwell House, Gosfield Road in Dagenham. - Credit: Archant

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