Man fighting for his life after being shot at home owned by comedian

A MAN in his 40s is fighting for his life after being shot in the chest at a home owned by comedian Russell Kane.

The victim was rushed to a central hospital after the terrifying attack, which unfolded in Woodford Green just before midnight.

Comic Kane, 43, made a name for himself thanks to gigs including So You Think You’re Funny and presenting Big Brother’s Big Mouth.

The Land Registry states that Kane owns the home, with the current tenants believed to rent it out.

MPS Firearms Command said the victim had been shot in the chest – with officers rushing to provide emergency first aid to him.

Neighbours today claimed last night’s attack on the man was “targeted”.

Speaking to the Ilford Recorder, one local 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.”

One man who saw the victim come out of the house on a stretcher told The Sun: “I heard a couple of bangs around 11.15pm.

“We thought they were fireworks until the police and ambulance turned up.

“I saw him being taken out to the back if the ambulance. He looked okay he was quite clean.

“There wasn’t anything at the front of the house, it looks like they had come in through the back.”

Another neighbour added: “All I heard were about six gunshots at around 11pm.

“The police then came and there were helicopters above for quite a while.”

A Met Police spokesperson confirmed they had been called to the scene on Malvern Drive about 11.10pm after “reports of a shooting”.

They 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.

“No arrests have been made. Enquires continue.”

London Ambulance Service confirmed the victim had been taken to a major trauma centre.

It comes after a grim 24 hours of violence on London’s streets, with a man in his 20s this morning stabbed in Canning Town about 7.40am today.

Last night, one boy was killed and two others injured in a stabbing attack in Croydon.

Today, murder police swooped to make a fourth arrest after a man was shot in East London this week.

It’s the latest in a harrowing spate of bloodshed as London’s violent crime crisis continues to spiral out of control.

Last month, London was left reeling after three killings in just 24 hours.

It included the deaths of two teenagers – who were killed just 12 minutes apart in separate gun and knife attacks.

In May, figures revealed five young people are attacked with a knife every day in London.