Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a firearms discharge in Hackney.

At approximately 00.20hrs on Wednesday, 6 July police were called to Homerton Road, E9 to reports of gunshots and a dark SUV vehicle was seen to make off from the area.

At this stage, no injured parties have been identified and officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating this offence and are being supported by the Central East Basic Command Unit.

Detective Inspector Iain Wallace, who is leading the investigation, said: “The investigation into this offence and what took place is in its early stages.

“This shooting has occurred in a residential area and the Metropolitan Police service needs the support and help of our communities to bring those individuals who are willing to endanger others by using firearms on the streets of London to justice and to help us in preventing further people from being injured in similar circumstance.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 1304/06Jul. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.