Man ‘SHOT three times’ at St James Street station in East London –

A man has been shot with a gun at point black range at least three times in St James Street station (Image: EXPRESS)

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the man, believed to be 18, was taken to to the Royal London Hospital in the Major Trauma Centre.

The victim is in a critical condition.

A Met Police spokesman confirmed the serious incident and said: “Police were called at approximately 10pm on Tuesday to reports of a man suffering gunshot injuries in St James’s Street.”

He is believed to have been shot outside of St James Street Station and then collapsed inside it.

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A police investigation has been launched led by Waltham Forest CID.

No arrests have been made at this stage but a crime scene has been implemented.

The station has been evacuated and closed to the public.

London Overground posted on Twitter: “St James Street station is currently closed due to a police investigation.

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“We’ll be sure to update you in due course.”

The Metropolitan police said officers are still at the scene.

This is the second time in a month a shooting has occurred at St James Street Station.

On June 13, a masked gunman pursued a man to the station before shooting him in the leg.

Labour MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy, posted this evening on Twitter a “reminder ” for residents that a meeting is set for tomorrow to discuss tackling gang violence and street harassment in the borough.

In April this year, a 16-year-old man was shot dead in Forest Road in Walthamstow near a Leisure Centre.

According to Met Office figures, crime across the capital has surged by 6.4 percent in the year leading up to May 2018.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is under pressure to get a grip of policing London and tackle the crime epidemic.

More to follow…