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Eleven-year-old boy injured in Upminster shooting

PUBLISHED: 20:45 02 May 2020 | UPDATED: 21:04 02 May 2020

A boy aged around 11 sustained a gunshot injury and a number of suspects had fled from the scene prior to the arrival of police. Picture: Ray Danaher

A boy aged around 11 sustained a gunshot injury and a number of suspects had fled from the scene prior to the arrival of police. Picture: Ray Danaher

Ray Danaher

Detectives are investigating a shooting incident in Upminster in which a child was injured.

The boy'’s condition is listed as not life-threatening but 'possibly life-changing'. Picture: PA/Tom PilgrimThe boy'’s condition is listed as not life-threatening but 'possibly life-changing'. Picture: PA/Tom Pilgrim

A boy, aged around 11, had sustained a gunshot injury and a man, believed to be aged in his 40s, has sustained lacerations to his head.

Police were called at 9.30pm on Friday, May 1, to an address in Kerry Drive, Upminster. Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found two people at the address suffering injuries.

Metropolitan Police say both were taken to hospital, with the boy’s condition listed as not life-threatening but possibly life-changing.

The man suffered cuts to his head, with police unsure whether these were caused by shooting, his condition has been assessed as not life-threatening or life-changing.

A number of suspects had fled from the scene prior to the arrival of police. A police helicopter assisted officers in searches, however there has been no arrest at this stage.

A forensic officer in protective clothing and carrying equipment arrived at the scene on Saturday morning. Police were checking if people were local residents before allowing them under the cordon running across the top of Kerry Drive and on Limerick Gardens.

A forensics officer at the scene in Kerry Drive, Upminster. Picture: PA/Tom PilgrimA forensics officer at the scene in Kerry Drive, Upminster. Picture: PA/Tom Pilgrim

Uniformed officers stood by a single police car parked across the middle of Limerick Gardens.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting ref 7285/01may.

Enquiries are under way to establish the full circumstances.

To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.


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