Ilford shooting: Police issue description of suspect
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Police have issued a description of the man they are hunting over the shotgun shooting in Loxford Lane, Ilford, on Monday.
At 4.30pm the suspect allegedly got out of a car next to Loxford General Store and blasted a gun twice.
A 22-year-old man was hit and remains in hospital in a critical condition.
A pellet also skimmed the cheek of an 11-year-old boy playing in Loxford Park.
The child had minor injuries and has since left hospital. The pair were not known to each other.
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Det Supt Simon Moring of the Met’s gang unit Trident told the Recorder: “The suspect is described as a black-skinned male, wearing a baseball cap with a light peak and a dark top with a white or yellow pattern on the sleeve.”
He said the motive was unknown, although the boy was not believed to be a target.
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Two vehicles are also being sought.
One is a white Seat missing a wing-mirror on the drivers side and a black BMW which may be missing its front registration plate.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.