Mark Duggan did not shoot police before they killed him, according to a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The shooting of 29-year-old father-of-four Duggan last Thursday in Tottenham sparked London's riots.

Duggan was killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest. He had been travelling in a minicab in Ferry Lane, near Tottenham Hale station, when police stopped the cab to arrest him. 

Police watchdog, the IPCC, said that Duggan was carrying a loaded gun but there is no evidence that it had been fired.

The IPCC said that a firearms officer fired two bullets and that a bullet found lodged in a police radio was "fired from a police gun".

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The IPCC said in a statement: "Our investigators will be examining recordings of radio transmissions from both police and London ambulance service, including 999 calls, with a view to tracing further witnesses. We will also be examining any intelligence and surveillance material leading up to the planning of the operation."

Commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne, who is overseeing the investigation into Duggan's death, said: "Following my meeting with the family yesterday (Sunday) I am very clear

that their concerns were not about lack of contact or support from the


"Their concerns were about lack of contact from the police in delivering news of his death to Mark's parents.


is never the responsibility of the IPCC to deliver a message regarding

someone's death and I have told Mr Duggan’s family that I would be

addressing this issue with the Met and that, if necessary, this would

become part of our investigation."