Sniffer dogs are at the scene in west London where a police officer shot himself in the foot .
A photo sent to getwestlondon on Thursday (September 21) lunchtime shows the animal at the scene in Old Oak Common Lane.
It also shows much of the road is still sealed off , with investigating officers remaining at the scene.
Armed police had been called to carry out a welfare check on a property on the road, on the border of Acton and Shepherd’s Bush, at 4.20am.
After completing the call and leaving the address, a police firearm was discharged by one of the officers causing an injury to his foot.
London Ambulance Service said it was called to the scene at 5.37am and took a man with a foot injury to a central London hospital.
Maggie Potter lives opposite the scene.
She said the gun shot went off at around 5.15am: “I heard a bang and thought someone had crashed into my car, when I look out the bedroom window I see armed police opposite my house.”
Police say no other shots were fired and no-one else was hurt.
Following the incident police closed off Old Oak Commen Lane and the junction with Du Cane Road .
The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and enquiries are taking place.
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