Tenant fights for life after being hit in the throat by hail of bullets in ‘targeted attack’ at £780,000 house owned by comedian Russell Kane
- Man in his 40s shot in what is believed to be ‘targeted’ attack in Woodford Green
- He remains in hospital in a critical condition following shooting in east London
- The property where he was found is owned by the comedian Russell Kane, 43
A man is fighting for his life after he was shot at the property owned by Russell Kane (pictured)
A man has been gunned down in a ‘targeted attack’ at comedian Russell Kane’s house, it emerged today.
The shooter allegedly blasted the victim six times through a conservatory while a car waited around the side of the £780,000 property last night.
According to the Land Registry, the 43-year-old, who regularly stars on Celebrity Juice and I Am Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now, owns the property.
It is understood the tenants rent it from him.
The victim remains in critical condition in a central London hospital.
Emergency services, including armed police, swooped on Woodford Green in east London shortly after 11pm.
A neighbour said he believed the attack was ‘targeted’.
He said: ‘A guy had gone around the back, shot through the windows at the back – it’s like a conservatory, like six times and caught him in the throat.
‘I think a car was waiting for him at the other side. It’s definitely targeted.’
The resident, who had lived on the street for 20 years, said he had never experienced anything as violent as a shooting in the area before.
‘We thought he was going to die,’ he added. ‘It didn’t look good. They were here in the ambulance for a good hour – things took a nasty turn.’
Officers, armed police and paramedics found the victim with gunshot injuries at the scene in Woodford Green, east London (pictured) and he remains in a critical condition in hospital today
The neighbour, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals, said the comedian had moved out of the property a few years ago.
He added: ‘I did his garden and they had a child a few years ago so they moved up north and they rented the house out to these guys.
‘Everyone is in shock. Things like this don’t happen around here. Luckily no one was caught in the crossfire, particularly as [the tenant’s] partner was in the house.’
Another resident on the road added: ‘I’ve known this area my whole life and this doesn’t happen around here. A shooting is very unusual.’
A Metropolitan Police Spokesman said: ‘Officers, armed police and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man in his forties suffering from gunshot injuries.
‘He has been taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
‘Police were called to Malvern Drive, Woodford Green, at 23:10hrs on Thursday, 11 July following reports of a shooting.
‘No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.’