A 20-YEAR-OLD man is recovering in hospital after he was shot in the face by a passing car in north London last night (Jan 9).
At this early stage detectives understand that the victim was in his car - a blue Vauxhall Vectra - travelling on The Sandlings estate in in Turnpike Lane, Wood Green, when another vehicle pulled alongside and discharged a shotgun into the passenger side window of the victim's car before speeding off.
Police were called at about 9.15pm on by London Ambulance Service to a report of a man having approached an ambulance in nearby Glynne Road, N22 suffering shotgun wounds to the face.
He victim was taken to an east London hospital. He remains there. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Trident detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the non-fatal shooting of a man in Wood Green.
Detective Inspector Glenn Butler, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are appealing for anyone who was in or around the area of The Sandlings; at around 11pm to call us a let us know what they saw or heard to do with this incident. Did you see it? Did you see the suspects' car driving away? Do you remember anything suspicious before the incident took place? Please call us and let us know. Your call will be treated in the strictest confidence."
Three men were arrested a short time after the incident at an address not far from the scene on suspicion of attempted murder. They were an 18-year-old, a 21-year-old and a 54-year-old. All three are currently in custody at separate north London police stations.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call Trident in confidence on 020 8733 4774 or police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.