Teen shot in Old Ford Road, Bow

A TEENAGER was shot in the back and arm by a gunman on a pedal cycle less than half a mile away from where a youth was stabbed to death last month. Detectives from Operation Trident, the Met s specialist unit which deals with gun crime in the black commu

A TEENAGER was shot in the back and arm by a gunman on a pedal cycle less than half a mile away from where a youth was stabbed to death last month.

Detectives from Operation Trident, the Met's specialist unit which deals with gun crime in the black community, have only just released details of the shooting which happened more than two weeks ago on Old Ford Road, Bow.

Police were called by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service at 6.20pm on Saturday, February 6 after a teenager was shot at the junction of Old Ford Road and Sycamore Avenue.

A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital suffering gunshot wounds to the back and arm. He was treated and has now been discharged.


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The suspect is described as a black male, wearing black clothing with a wispy moustache. He was believed to be riding a black and silver pedal cycle.

The shooting happened only a few streets away from where 18-year-old Isschan Nicholls died on January 15 after being stabbed in a street brawl.

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Trident officers are investigating but have so far made no arrests and enquiries are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact the incident room on 020 8217 7355 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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