Child Injured In Redbridge Shooting
9th August 2016
Police were called to Loxford Lane, Redbridge, at approximately 16:30hrs yesterday (8 August) to reports of a shooting.
London Ambulance Service attended the scene.
A 22-year-old-man was taken to an east London hospital suffering from injuries, believed to be inflicted with a shotgun.
He remains in hospital in a critical condition. Next of kin have been informed.
An 11-year-old boy, who was with his parents, also suffered injuries when he was struck in the cheek by a stray pellet.
He was taken to hospital, the pellet has been removed and he has since been discharged.
Both injured parties are not believed to be known to each other and neither the child nor his parents are thought to be the intended victims.
There have been no arrests and a crime scene is in place. There are no descriptions of any suspects at this time.
Detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command are now investigating. Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident continue.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Moring, from Trident, said: "This shooting has left a man in a critical condition and endangered an innocent child.
"We would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to contact police immediately. Your call will be treated in complete confidence."
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.