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Man shot dead in police operation

A man has been shot dead during a police operation, the police watchdog said.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which has been called in to investigate, said it understood the dead man had been shot by police in north London, adding that an officer had been taken to hospital.

The extent of the officer's injuries were unknown but they have since been discharged from hospital, a spokesman said.

IPCC investigators were deployed to the scene in Ferry Lane, Tottenham Hale, after shots were fired at 6.15pm, he said.

"The IPCC understands that an adult male has been fatally shot at the scene but does not yet have his age verified," the spokesman said. "It is understood that the shooting followed an MPS operation. The IPCC can confirm that a firearm has been recovered from the scene." He added: "We do not know the order the shots were fired."

The shooting took place on the Ferry Lane bridge, next to Tottenham Hale Tube station.

Jay Crowned, 39, who lives locally, named the victim as "Mark", a father of four in his late 20s. She said the man had three girls and one boy and described him as "a good daddy".

"The whole family is devastated," she said. "Mark was a local boy who was loved by the community.

"He's not a troublemaker but he's been down since his friend was stabbed in Mile End in around April this year. His friend was like a brother and he lost him brutally, since then he's been really down. He's never had trouble with the police before," Ms Crowned added.

A local woman said friends of the victim told her the man was in a car at the time of the shooting while another local resident reported seeing a body "at the apex of the bridge" next to a bus stop.

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