Ilford shooting: Police issue description of suspect

Police lock the gates to Loxford Park, the scene where an 11-year-old boy became the victim of a sho

Police lock the gates to Loxford Park, the scene where an 11-year-old boy became the victim of a shooting - Credit: Archant

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.

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