Man dead after suspected shooting in Hackney

A man in his 20s has died following a suspected shooting in Hackney, police said.

Metropolitan Police say they were called to Brackenfield Close about 11.30pm on Friday following reports of shots being fired.

Police and London Ambulance Service paramedics found the victim suffering gunshot injuries.

Despite the efforts of medics and officers, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed.

Cordon at the scene in Hackney, east London
Cordon at the scene in Hackney, east London (Aaron Chown/PA)

A cordon remains in place at the scene while officers investigate the incident.

A section 60 has also been authorised, giving police additional stop and search powers across the borough of Hackney until 3.15pm on Saturday, June 6.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is being urged to call police on 101, quoting the reference number 8894 of June 5.

Witnesses can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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