‘They were frantically knocking on doors to escape motorbike gunman’: Arrests in Romford after two people shot

Police arrested three men in Romford on Tuesday

Police arrested three men in Romford on Tuesday - Credit: Archant

Three people were arrested in Romford on Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder after two men were shot.

The victims were gunned down in a quiet Ilford street after “frantically knocking on people’s doors” to escape a gunman on a motorbike.

The victims, aged 21 and 29, were taken to hospital suffering bullet wounds at 11.30pm on Monday, after the incident in Mortlake Road.

The older victim was shot in the arm and remains in hospital in a serious condition, while the younger man could lose sight in one of his eyes after being shot in the head.

Noora Khan, 42, said: “I heard the shots and I was really scared because my husband wasn’t home.

“When I looked out my window, there was a man frantically knocking on people’s doors trying to run away from someone on a motorbike. He was bleeding badly.”

Mrs Khan, whose neighbour helped one of the men after he had been shot, added: “I think he thought it might be his son. He sat with the man for a while and tried to comfort him until the paramedics arrived.”

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Those arresed, three men aged 18-21, remain in custody.

Anyone with information should contact Trident Gang Command on 020 7230 9831, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.