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Ilford shooting: Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

PUBLISHED: 13:18 15 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:11 15 August 2016

Police at the scene of the shooting

Police at the scene of the shooting

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Two arrests have been made in connection with a shooting that occurred in Loxford Lane, Ilford.

The men were arrested on Friday on suspicion of attempted murder.

Both suspects have been bailed to return to an east London police station in November.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the back after a man allegedly got out of a car and blasted a shotgun twice on Monday afternoon, last week.

An 11-year-old boy was hit in the cheek by a stray pellet as he played in Loxford Park, Loxford Lane, Ilford.

The man remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Police are seeking to speak to a black man of indeterminate age who was seen near the scene, wearing a dark baseball cap with a light peak, and a dark coloured top with a white or yellow emblem on the sleeve.

Officers are still appealing for information relating to two vehicles.

They have now recovered a white Seat car but are still seeking any information relating to the individual or individuals who were driving it at the time of the incident.

Police are still trying to trace a second vehicle, described as a black BMW, which appeared to have the front number plate missing.

Det Insp Colin Hill said: “This shooting has left a man in a critical condition and endangered an innocent child.

“We would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to contact police immediately.”

Detectives from Trident continue their enquiries into the circumstances of the incident.

Call police on 101 with information or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.

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