Lockdown horror as boy, 11, is shot in East London

Lockdown horror as boy, 11, is shot in East London as police find man in his 40s with cuts to his head at a house

  • An 11-year-old boy has been shot in Upminster, east London on Friday, police said
  • Officers were called to an address and found two people suffering injuries
  • Condition of the man and the boy is not known, Scotland Yard added 

An 11-year-old boy was shot in east London on Friday night, police said. 

Officers were called to an address in Kerry Drive, Upminster, at 9.30pm and found two people suffering injuries. A man, believed to be in his 40s, had cuts to his head.

Police said they were not sure if his injuries were caused by the firearm discharge.

Officers were called to an address in Kerry Drive, Upminster, and found two people suffering injuries. A man, believed to be in his 40s, had cuts to his head

The condition of the man and the boy is not known, Scotland Yard added. 

Both were injured inside the address. They have been taken to hospital, and officers are awaiting an assessment of their condition.

A number of suspects had made off prior to the arrival of police, a statement from the Met Police said. It added: ‘A police helicopter assisted officers in searches, however there has been no arrest at this stage.’

Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances.

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