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IPCC investigation into the non-fatal shooting of man in north west London

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the shooting of a man by police in north west London in the early hours of Thursday 8 October.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) initially attended an address in Claremont Road, W9, at around 2.45am, and a short time later the man was shot in Oliphant Street.

The 28-year-old was taken to a central London hospital for treatment, where his condition is described as stable.

IPCC investigators attended the scene of the shooting and the post incident procedure.

There is evidence at this early stage to indicate a single shot was fired by a police officer. There is also evidence that Taser was used a number of times during the incident.

The IPCC will examine all of the circumstances surrounding the shooting, including the use of Taser. Investigators are downloading information from Tasers to establish how many discharges were made and police officers have been providing their initial accounts of the incident. CCTV retrieval and house-to-house enquiries will take place.

Two knives were found at the scene, which will also form part of the investigation.

IPCC Commissioner Cindy Butts said:

“It’s essential when the police use potentially lethal force that there is a thorough and independent examination of that decision. I would like to assure all those concerned that we will investigate all of the circumstances surrounding this incident.”


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