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Hackney shooting: Teenager shot and another stabbed in horror cake shop attack

A teenager has been shot and another stabbed in an attack in front of a cake shop in east London.

Police rushed to the scene in Hackney just before 11pm on Friday following reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, Metropolitan Police officers found a 19-year-old man suffering gunshot injuries and a second 19-year-old man with stab wounds.

The attack reportedly took place at the Cake and Custard Factory, according to My London.

The two teenagers were taken to hospital by ambulance but neither of them is in a life-threatening condition, police confirmed.

An investigation has been launched and no arrests have been made at this stage.

The attack reportedly took place at the Cake and Custard Factory in Kingsland Road
The attack reportedly took place at the Cake and Custard Factory in Kingsland Road

Any witness who may have useful information has been asked to get in touch with police.

Meanwhile, a senior police officer authorised additional stop and search powers for officers within the London Borough of Hackney under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

This will remain in place until 2.30pm today.

A 19-year-old was stabbed and another shot
A 19-year-old was stabbed and another shot

The two victims were taken to hospital but are not in a life-threatening condition, police said
The two victims were taken to hospital but are not in a life-threatening condition, police said

The Met Police said in a statement: “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.”



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