Cops’ plea after street shooting

A MAN was left in a bloody heap after being shot in a quiet residential street. Police officers rushed to the scene at Elms Mews, Paddington, after receiving reports of shots fired at 8pm on Tuesday last week. A 27-year-old white man wounded by gunshot

A MAN was left in a bloody heap after being shot in a quiet residential street.

Police officers rushed to the scene at Elms Mews, Paddington, after receiving reports of shots fired at 8pm on Tuesday last week.

A 27-year-old white man wounded by gunshot was discovered and taken by ambulance to hospital, where his condition is described as stable.

He was in the driver's seat of a dark-coloured Mercedes at the time of the shooting.


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The area around the Barrie Estate private gardens and car park on Elms Mews, was cordoned off and a forensics tent was in place, pictured.

Ester Barrios, assistant manager at the Soroptimist Residential Club in Bayswater Road, said she had heard shots and rushed up to a hotel suite on the first floor overlooking the gardens and car park.

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She said: "At about 8pm I heard four shots which I recognised as gunshots, so I went up to the suite and through the window I saw the guy lying on the ground, covered in blood.

"There were lots of screams and shouting. One of our guests called the police, who came just a few minutes later.

"I saw the police talking to another guy who had his hands on his head, looking desperate and saying 'It wasn't me, it wasn't me.'

Investigating officers from Trident, the Metropolitan Police's response team to gun related activity, are keeping an open mind on the motive. There have been no arrests at present.

Anyone who witnessed or has any information about the shooting is asked to call police on 020 8733 4774 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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