Ilford shooting: Victim ‘shot six times’ yet still survived says Islamic centre chairman
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The man brutally attacked in Eton Road on Monday was “shot six times”, according to the chairman of the Muslim Community Centre, yet still survived.
The victim, who was shot and stabbed in his Ilford home, ran across the road to the League of British Muslims bleeding profusely.
Chairman Bashir Chaudhry called the emergency services after discovering the man “with blood everywhere” at around 2pm.
And Mr Chaudhry told the Recorder the victim’s wife informed him her husband had been shot six times yet still survived.
“A man had come over to visit him (the victim). He said he had to put a t-shirt on, and when he went upstairs the man followed him.
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“That was where he was attacked. She told me he was shot six times, and when he didn’t die the man stabbed him with a knife.”
Mr Chaudhry said the gunman then fled and the victim, in his 30s, came running into the Islamic centre for help.
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“I was in the office and he came in covered in blood,” he explained.
The brutal assault was on the same day as the Finsbury Park attack, and Mr Chaudhry revealed at first he thought it could be a terror incident.
“The man then shouted ‘he’s getting away’ and ran outside. He collapsed outside his house.”
Police had been called at 2pm to reports of a man with a knife, and said they discovered the man with stab and gunshot wounds.
The victim was rushed to hospital, where he remains with non-life threatening injuries.
A Met spokesman said detectives believe the victim and his attacker knew each other.
They do not believe the incident is gang or terror related.
He emphasised that the original cordon, around the Muslim Community Centre, was just because the area was a crime scene.
No arrests have been made and inquiries continue.
The gang unit Trident and Area Crime Command has been informed and will be investigating.
Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, can contact police via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC.
To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.