A murder investigation has been launched after a 42-year-old woman has died and two others have been injured following a shooting in Hackney on Tuesday night.
Police were called to Vine Court Hackney at 18:28hrs after a report of shooting in the area. Vine Close is a small enclave of modern residential properties in the Lower Clapton area.
Officers arrived at the scene along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service. Three people were found with gunshot wounds.
A spokesperson from Scotland Yard confirmed that “despite the efforts of the emergency services, a 42-yearold woman died at the scene.
“Two other people, a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, were taken to hospital where their conditions are being assessed”.
Detective Superintendent Vicky Tunstall, from Hackney police said “This shocking incident has resulted in the death of a young 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.”
This latest report of gun crime is the 66th case in Hackney and the 258th case in the ELL boroughs since December 2022. There has been an increase of 22.8% of gun related crime in the broughs compared to the previous 12 months.
Scotland Yard confirmed there have been no arrests made at this time.
Anyone who witnessed the shooting, or has information about what happened, is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 5811/05Dec.
To remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.