Man shot in the Mozart Estate was the victim of a drive-by shooting

Detectives appeal for witnesses to come forward

A man shot twice in the Mozart Estate yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) was the victim of a drive-by shooting.

The 21-year-old victim was with a group of people when he was shot in the chest and abdomen as he stood at the junction of Third Avenue and Bruckner Street, Queen’s Park, at around 3.50pm.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition where he has since improved and is now stable.

Officers from Operation Trident, the Met’s specialist team that investigates gun crime, are probing the shooting.

They are appealing for the group of up to 10 men who were with the victim and for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Foote said: “I would urge anyone who saw the shooting or may have information about those involved, to come forward.

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“I am particularly keen to trace a group of young men who we believe may have been close to the scene at the time.”

In September, the estate was rocked when three young women, including a teenage mother cradling her baby, were injured after a gunman shot into a crowd.

The 18-year-old was holding her 11-month-old son in John Fearon Walk when she was hit in the neck by pellets from the bullet.

A 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman were also injured.

A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about either shootings can call the investigation team on 020 8733 4774 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.