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Police watchdog to investigate Forest Hill shooting

THE INDEPENDENT Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been called to investigate the shooting of a young man in south-east London yesterday.
 
The 25-year-old was shot by Metropolitan Police officers on Sunday morning in Elsinore Road, Forest Hill.
 
IPCC Commissioner Mike Franklin said: "My priority is obtaining answers for this young man’s family whom I am personally meeting this afternoon.”
 
Armed police officers arrived at the scene following reports of an attempted car robbery.

It is believed that when they approached the suspect, they were threatened by a “large bladed weapon.” Tasers and firearms were used in retaliation, which left the man suffering from gunshot wounds.
 
"A young man remains in a critical but stable condition in King’s College Hospital receiving medical treatment,” Franklin said.
 
"We are looking at the use of taser and firearms. As soon as we are in a position to independently verify specific information, for example number of shots fired, then we will do so. Until then I am not prepared to speculate on such details,” he added.
 
A spokesman for IPCC said that the man is originally from Ghana but now resides in Forest Hill.

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