A woman injured after a shooting in Stamford Hill was not the intended target, police have said.

Officers were called to Reizel Close at around 7.40pm yesterday evening (May 14) to reports of a shooting.

A 38-year-old woman was found at the scene with a gunshot wound to her leg.

She was rushed to an east London hospital, where her condition has been assessed as not life-threatening.

Detective Inspector Dave Hickford, of the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command, has now said it is not believed that the victim was the intended target.

He added: “I urge anyone with information to get in touch without delay, help us take dangerous criminals off your streets.”

No arrests have been made so far in the police investigation, but enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, who is responsible for local policing in Hackney, has described the incident as “extremely concerning”.

He added that the shooting demonstrated “just how indiscriminate the danger of gun crime can be”.

Police have said there was “additional concern” that the shooting took place close to the large Jewish community in Stamford Hill, but that there is currently no indication the crime was “hate-related”.

LAS has confirmed that it responded to the incident by sending ambulance crews, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and members of its hazardous area response team (HART).

London's Air Ambulance was also dispatched to the scene.

Police have said that road closures remain in place in Stamford Hill close to the Morrisons junction with Windus Road, extending to the junction with Lynmouth Road.

A spokesperson warned this is likely to cause disruption to bus routes and local people, but said officers were working to keep this to a “minimum”.

DCS Conway said: "This offence shows the dreadful impact of gun crime across all of our communities.

“My local policing teams will continue to be out in the community, so please do approach officers if you have specific concerns or information.”

Anyone with information or footage should call police on 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting reference CAD 7076/14May or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.