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Gunman wanted after man shot in leg at Bromley children's party

PUBLISHED: 10:58 25 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:13 25 July 2013

Alfie Gannon is wanted in connection with a shooting at a 10-year-old's birthday party in May.

Alfie Gannon is wanted in connection with a shooting at a 10-year-old's birthday party in May.

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A man was shot in the leg in front of his seven-year-old stepson after a child's birthday party turned sour in Bromley.

Detectives would like to speak to Alfie Gannon, 20, in connection with the shooting which took place in Ravenscar Road on Saturday, May 18.

At around 4pm a man become involved in an argument with a 21-year-old family member and was asked to leave the party. Alleged threats to kill the 21-year-old were made as the man, thought to have links to West Yorkshire, left the address.

He later returned at around 9pm and asked to speak to the family member he had previously argued with. The 21-year-old had left 30 minutes earlier, but the man entered the address regardless.

Failing to find who he wanted, the unwanted guest then asked for the brother of the 21-year-old to come outside and speak with him.

The brother, a 22-year-old, went to the front of the address and was confronted by a semi-automatic pistol.

The gunman then shot the brother in the leg as his seven-year-old stepson stood beside him, before fleeing the scene in a purple Ford Fiesta.

The 22-year-old has since made a full recovery from his injuries.

Det Con Paul Buckley, of Trident Gang Crime Command, said: “This was a shocking incident at a child’s birthday party. Understandably both the children and guests at the party where extremely traumatised by the senseless actions of the suspect.

“Trident are today releasing an image of a man wanted in connection with the shooting in the hope that he himself will come forward, or those who may know his whereabouts contact the police.

“I would like to reassure any potential witnesses who may be worried about making contact with police that Trident has extensive expertise in protecting witnesses and there are a range of measures that can be taken to protect you.”

Members of the public are urged not to approach the suspect, and instead call 999 or the Trident team on 020 8785 8580 - or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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