Essex Road shooting: Gunman opens fire in North London leaving two injured

A gunman has open fired on a north London street, leaving two injured and reported holes in a taxi window.

Armed police were deployed to Islington on Thursday evening, at about 9.30pm, after witnesses reported hearing gun shots and people running from the area.

The suspect then fled the scene, on Essex Road, police said.

Officers found two people – a 34-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man – suffering from minor injuries.

The woman, police added, was taken to hospital after suffering from injuries believed to have come from shattered glass.

A taxi driver posted images on Twitter of his car reportedly with bullet holes cracking the glass later that evening.

One Twitter user said they heard “six shots fired” during the frightening altercation.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Officers, including firearms officers, attended.

"A 34-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were found suffering from minor injuries.

"The woman has been taken to hospital for treatment to a hand injury believed to have been caused by shattered glass. The man was treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service.

"A bus sustained minor damage in the incident. The unknown suspect fled on foot."

No-one has been arrested in connection with the incident, the spokesman added.

Anyone with any information has been asked to contact 101 quoting reference 8010/20September.

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