Two 16-year-old boys suffer bullet wounds as a gunman opens fire at a fast food restaurant
A gunman has opened fire on a fast food restaurant, injuring two boys.
Shots were fired at the takeaway in east London on Friday night, the Metropolitan Police said.
Two 16-year-old boys were hit by the bullets, with one suffering an injury to his back and the other boy a leg wound.
The two young men were shot and wounded at this fast food establishment on Terrace Road in Plaistow, east London shortly after 8.30pm last night by an unidentified gunman
Dozens of police raced to the scene of the shooting in Plaistow, east London last night
Both were taken to an east London hospital, where they were described as being in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
So far no-one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Police said they were called to the scene in Terrace Road, Plaistow, at 8.38pm and have urged witnesses to come forward.
Agnes Sina-Inakoju, 16, was fatally shot in a takeaway in Hoxton, east London, in April 2010 when she was caught up in a gang feud.
She was shot in the neck by a bicycle-riding gunman who fired through the shop’s window.
A total of 24 teenagers have been murdered in London this year, the highest number for 10 years and double the 2016 tally.
Anyone who witnessed the incident but has not yet come forward is asked to call the Trident incident room on 020 8201 2713 or dial 101.
To remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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