Firearms officers called out after shooting injures man
Police investigate incident after victim is treated at hospital
GANG crime officers are investigating a shooting that left a 23-year-old man hospitalised.
Police and ambulance crews were called to Cleave Avenue at around 10.20pm on Monday, January 19.
The victim, who lives in Hayes, was taken to a central London hospital, where he is being treated for a single gunshot wound.
His injuries believed to threatening.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Trident Gang Crime Command are investigating, but have made no arrests. Forensic teams are understood to have visited the scene.
One resident, who wished to remain unnamed, said there was heavy police activity, including firearms officers carrying rifles, on the night of the shooting.
He said: “We became aware of a lot of blue flashing lights outside. I looked out to see a police van going down the road and what I thought were two police vehicles outside [but] were in fact first responder paramedics.
“When I looked then to my right you could see there were about another three or four police cars, too.
“There were firearms officers there. They had rifles.”
He added: “It was all are not be life- quite dramatic. When you are looking out the window and see all these guns you think maybe we were in danger, but they weren’t telling anyone to stay away windows.”
A London Ambulance spokeswoman said: “We were called just before 10.20am on January 19 to
the reports of an incident on Cleave Avenue. We sent a single responder in a car, an ambulance crew, a duty officer and the medical team from London’s air ambulance in a car. One patient was treated and taken to hospital as a priority, escorted by the doctors from the air ambulance.”