Woman killed in Hackney triple shooting

A murder investigation is under way after a woman died in a shooting in Hackney.

Police were called at 18:28hrs on Tuesday, 5 December to reports of a shooting in Vine Close, E5.

Officers attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.

Three people were found with gunshot wounds.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, a 42-year-old woman died at the scene.

 

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Her next of kin are in the process of being informed and will be supported by specialist family liaison officers.

The heart-wrenching incident that has left the Hackney community in deep sorrow, Lianne Gordon, aged 42, was tragically shot dead on Tuesday night. Described as “beautiful” and someone “who would do anything for anyone” by a close friend, Gordon’s untimely death has sent shockwaves through the area.

Two other people, a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, were taken to hospital. Their conditions have since been assessed as not life-threatening.

A neighbour said: “I heard three shots then there was a girl screaming ‘my mum has been shot in the head’. I thought the gunshots were fireworks at first but then it was carnage and chaos on the street.” A neighbour, Mahir, said: “ “She was very nice lady very. We are devastated. She was trying to protect someone that what we heard. She was not the target.”

Detective Superintendent Vicky Tunstall, from the local policing team in Hackney, said: “This shocking incident has resulted in the death of a woman and my thoughts are with her family at this incredibly difficult time. My thoughts are also with the two people who have been taken to hospital.

“We are still in the early stages of our investigation and a team of specialist detectives are working to establish what has happened. Officers will remain at the scene overnight and will be in the area over the coming days.

“I do not underestimate the impact this incident will have on people in Hackney and I understand the community will want answers about what has happened this evening. We will share further information as our investigation progresses.

“Gun crime has no place on the streets of London and we will do all we can to bring whoever is responsible for this despicable crime to justice.”

There have been no arrests.

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