IPCC: No evidence man shot by UK police fired gun

August 9, 2011 20:19

LONDON - A watchdog investigating the fatal shooting of a man by police, which sparked three days of rioting and looting across London and other British cities, said on Tuesday there was no evidence a handgun retrieved at the scene had been fired.

Reports initially suggested 29-year-old Mark Duggan had shot at police.His death sparked a riot in a north London borough on Saturday night when a peaceful demonstration over the shooting turned violent.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said in a statement that ballistic test results showed "at this stage there is no evidence that the handgun found at the scene was fired during the incident."

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