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Man shot in Whitechapel, police investigating

The police closed New Road to traffic after reports of a gun shot in the area

The police were called to New Road in Whitechapel after reports of a gunshot in the area.

The attending police officers did not find a victim but were later called to a hospital where a man in his early 20s suffered a gunshot wound.

At the time users on social media were advising their friends about a road closure and to avoid the New Road area.

Police enquire with a local shop about reports of a gunshot
Police enquire with a local shop about reports of a gunshot

TFL reported on Twitter that route D3 was diverted from New Road due to a ‘police incident’.

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Route D3 was diverted from New Road due to the police closing the road.

No further information was available at the time of writing this article. No arrests have been made.

Source: Evening Standard

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Written by Tower Hamlets Reporter

Reporting from the heart of the East End, Tower Hamlets.

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