Teen shot and another stabbed after gunman opens fire in cake shop in east London

A TEENAGER was shot and another was stabbed after a gunman opened fire in a cake shop in east London.

Two 19-year-old men were injured after shots were fired in Cake and Custard Factory on Kingsland Road in Hackney last night.


Both teens were rushed to hospital – but their stab and gun injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Residents reported helicopters circling the area last night as emergency services rushed to the scene.

A crime scene remains in place in Hackney – and police have been granted additional search powers in the borough today.

No arrests have been made yet, cops confirmed.

The Met Police said today: "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.

"A senior police officer has authorised additional search powers within the London Borough of Hackney under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

"This will remain in place until 14:30hrs on Saturday, 24 April."

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