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Armed Police called to Orpington after man is shot in the leg

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Armed officers from the Met Police Trojan unit have been called to  an incident involving a gun that has shot a man on Sunday afternoon.

A spokesman for  the Met Police  said: Officers  were called at approximately 1.50pm  on Sunday, 23 August after a man reported being struck in the leg with an object near Crockenhill Road, Orpington. The object had been fired from nearby woodland.

Other items were also reportedly fired or thrown from the woodland.

Officers attended but no suspects could be located.

The man was assessed by a paramedic at the scene but did not go to hospital.