Man shot in face in Stoke Newington

A man survived being shot in the face in the early hours in Stoke Newington this morning (Wednesday).

Police were called to Burma Road, at the junction with Green Lanes, shortly after 1.25am following reports of gunshots.

Officers found the man, believed to be in his mid-40s, suffering from a gunshot wound to his face. He was taken to an east London hospital, where his condition has been described as “non-life-threatening”.

The incident comes two weeks to the day that Hackney man Ali Armagan was shot dead as he sat in his car near Turnpike Lane underground station. The Turkish national, who was 32, was killed in an execution-style attack on Wednesday, February 1.

But a Hackney Police spokeswoman told the Gazette: “At this early stage there is nothing to suggest there is a link. Detectives retain an open mind as to the motive.”

The Trident Gang Crime Command is investigating today’s shooting. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Green Lanes was closed in both directions while officers worked at the scene, but has now reopened.