17 yr old shot on Hackney street after large fight caught on camera

Detectives investigating a shooting in Hackney are appealing to the public for help.

Police were called at about 13:30hrs on Monday, 7 March to Gilpin Road following reports of a group of males fighting with knives and a firearm being discharged. 

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the males had left the scene.

About ten minutes later police were alerted to a 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound in Belgrade Road, Hackney. He was taken to hospital where his injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening.

Both incidences are being treated as linked.

Three males aged 18 and 17 were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and remain in police custody.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Trident Specialist Crime teams are investigating this offence and being supported by Central East BCU. 


Detective Inspector Matthew Webb, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our investigation is in its early stages and we are keen to hear from anyone who has not yet spoken to officers. 

“This shooting has occurred in the middle of the day in a busy residential street in east London, so we are confident someone saw something that could help us. I’d ask residents to check door cam footage to see if this incident was recorded, likewise motorists please check any dash cam recordings. No matter how insignificant you may think it, please get in touch and let my detectives decide what is important to our investigation.

“The Met needs the support and help of our communities to bring those individuals who are willing to endanger others by using firearms on the streets of London to justice and to help us in preventing further people from being injured in similar circumstance.”

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