Man arrested after fatal shooting in Hackney


Police have made an arrest after a man was shot dead in a busy London street. 

Officers were called at 1.14pm today after a gunman opened fire in Hackney in east London.

Officers, specialist firearms officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended the scene and found a 25-year-old man with injuries consistent with being shot, who was pronounced dead. 

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Officers arrested a man in his 20s close to the scene on suspicion of murder. He currently remains in custody at an east London police station."

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course, police added.

Next of kin have been informed, and Scotland Yard said detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating.

Roads around the area have been closed. 

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the shooting or the events leading up to the incident  to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.