THIS is the terrifying moment when a masked gunman opened fire in broad daylight on a busy street.
Detectives have launched an investigation into reports of a man with a shotgun in Park Lane, north London on April 8.
After reports of a gunman opening fire, specialized firearms officers rushed to the scene but found no one with injuries or suspects.
But CCTV now appears to be showing the horror incident where a car recklessly crashed into a parked vehicle.
The driver then attempted to pull away from a man in a balaclava, who appeared to be holding a gun.
The footage also shows frightened pedestrians, including a mother and child, trying to avoid the vehicle and the gunman.
Police launched an appeal around 7pm earlier this month to trace a suspect.
Detective Inspector Gemma Alger said: “This horrific incident took place in broad daylight on a residential street and it is incredibly fortunate that no one was seriously injured or worse.
“There were members of the public going about their business as usual when they were caught in the middle of a gunshot and fearing for their lives as they ducked for cover.
“Police and communities must work together to apprehend violent criminals and this is a prime example of that.
“Any piece of information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could prove vital.”
Police investigations revealed that shots were fired at a vehicle, which then fled the scene.
Enfield and Haringey Police Commissioner Detective Chief Superintendent Caroline Haines added: “We are aware of the shocking footage being circulated on social media.
“I can assure local residents that we are doing everything we can to assist our colleagues in the crime department in investigating the circumstances and identifying everyone connected to this incident.
“While this incident will be of great concern, and rightly so, fortunately firearm discharges are extremely rare.
“We’ve seen a 73 percent reduction in North Area counties over the past year, and addressing violence remains the Met’s top priority.
“You can expect more patrols in the area in the coming days and I would urge local people to contact the patrolling officers to discuss any information or concerns they have with them.”
Anyone with information that might assist the police should call 101 and quote CAD 6202/08 Apr.
Alternatively, you can tweet @MetCC or stay in touch 100% anonymously crime fighter on 0800 555 111.
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