Gang war fear as 2nd shooting rocks community

TWO street shootings in four days in East London within a mile of each other have sparked fears of gang violence escalating. Two men in their 20s are in a serious condition in hospital following the shootings less than half-a-mile away from each other in Dalston. But Scotland Yard tonight (Wednesday) was not linking the shootings

By Peter Sherlock

TWO street shootings in four days in East London within a mile of each other have sparked fears of gang violence escalating in Dalston.

Two men in their 20s are in a serious condition in hospital following the shootings less than half-a-mile away from each other.

But Scotland Yard tonight (Wednesday) was not linking the shootings.

The second attack was around midnight on Saturday when detectives found a man with a gunshot wound to his chest in Mulberry Road.

He was taken to hospital, where his condition tonight (Wednesday) was described as stable. There have been no arrests.


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In the first incident, a man was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds after being found outside McDonald's fast-food restaurant in Kingsland High Street at 10pm last Wednesday.

Police believe the shooting may have taken place elsewhere. There have been no arrests and Scotland Yard is keeping an open mind about the motive.

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Both attacks are being investigated by detectives from Operation Trident, which looks into shootings in the black community.

The Met's North East shootings team is appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact the incident room on 020-8217 7383, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

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