UPDATE: Police seal off area as they probe Woodford Green shooting

PUBLISHED: 17:44 14 November 2011

A number of roads in Woodford Green remain cordoned off following a shooting outside a popular snack bar.

Police are diverting traffic and telling pedestrians to find alternative routes while inquiries are carried out along the row of shops in High Road.

The incident is believed to have taken place near Cakes and Shakes at around 2pm.

A man in his twenties is in a “serious” condition in hospital following the shooting.

Harry Roberts from nearby business Wine Mill said there was an attempt to shoot through the glass of the cafe at about 8.30pm on Saturday night.

“We think they have tried again and obviously they were successful this time because police were escorting an ambulance away,’’ he said.

A resident of one of the flats above the businesses, who did not want to be named, said the road was also cordoned off on Saturday.

Jane Bird, from dental practice Improve Your Smile, said she noticed the broken window while out on lunch today at just after 1pm.

A police spokesman said: “We were called on Saturday to Cakes and Shakes to find damage to window and evidence that a shot had been discharged.”

Police officers from the Trident team, which deals with serious gun crime in the Capital, are already investigating the first incident, though they have not yet formally linked the two attacks.

Police have described today’s victim as in a “serious but stable” condition.

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