A MAN was shot in the Stonebridge area of north London in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim and two other men were leaving a house in Pitfield Way around 2.00am when a group of black males appeared and opened fire.

The attackers, who were also black and wore dark clothing, fled in a car towards the North Circular.

The victim was treated in hospital and released, though he has been arrested for firearms offences. He remains in police custody.

One of two men with him was also arrested for firearms offences and has been bailed.

The Trident team, which targets gun crime in Afro-Caribbean communities, are investigating.

Police are appealing for witnesses to call 0208 733 4774, or to phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.