London horror: Man shot and another stabbed as gunman opens fire in cake shop

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The incident happened at the small shop Cake and Custard Factory on Kingsland Road, Hackney shortly before 11pm last night.  The two injured teens, both 19-year-old men, were quickly rushed to hospital, but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. No arrests have yet been made by police.

A crime scene remains in place, with a cordon in place around the shop and surrounding area. 

Investigating officers have been given additional search powers within Hackney, in order to find the perpetrator. 

A Met Police spokesman said: “An investigation has been launched after a teenager was shot in Hackney.

“At 2253hrs on Friday, 23 April, officers were called to premises in Kingsland Road, E8 following reports of a male having been shot.

“A 19-year-old man was found suffering gunshot injuries and a second 19-year-old man was found with stab injuries.

“Both were taken to hospital by ambulance. Neither is in a life-threatening condition.

“A crime scene has been established and Trident detectives are leading the investigation. No arrests have been made at this stage.

“Police are appealing for anyone with information or any witnesses to call 101, ref 8869/23apr. To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.

“A senior police officer has authorised additional search powers within the London Borough of Hackney under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

“This will remain in place until 14:30hrs on Saturday, 24 April.”


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