A shooting incident that took place yesterday evening close to Tottenham Hale Station, North London, has left one man dead and a police officer injured.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission, (IPCC) have been called in to investigate the man’s death who is believed to have been shot dead by a policeman but nothing has been confirmed.
A firearm has been recovered from the scene and according to the IPCC it is not known as yet who fired the first shot:
“It is understood that the shooting followed an Metropolitan Police service Operation”, said the IPCC in a statement.
Scotland Yard did confirm:
“One male was pronounced dead at the scene and one officer was taken to hospital.”
One local witness, Mr David Akinsanya who lives next door to the where the shocking events unfolded arrived at the scene just a few moments after the shooting said:
“A police officer shouted to a man to stop a couple of times but the man did not heed the warning.”
The witness then heard four gun shots.
“There were lots of helicopters and sirens all over the place.
“There was also a surveillance van on the corner”, added Mr Akinsanya.
The police officer injured in the shooting has reportedly been discharged from hospital.