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Man 'seriously injured' after Hendon police shooting

Franklin House, Hendon Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption Police said they were responding to reports of a gun being fired from a balcony at Franklin House

A man has been shot by a police firearms officer in north London.

It happened as police responded to reports a man had fired a gun from a balcony at Franklin House, West Hendon, at about 20:15 GMT on Saturday.

The Met said the 48-year-old man was being treated in hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries. An officer is also said to have sustained minor injuries.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating.

Scotland Yard added it would investigate any firearms offences the 48-year-old man might have committed during the incident.

It would not be more specific about the injuries either the man or the police officer sustained.

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