Police keeping ‘open mind’ on whether Ilford and Chadwell Heath shootings are linked

Police are keeping an “open mind” as to whether the two shootings in Ilford and Chadwell Heath on Saturday, less than four miles apart, are linked.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and legs outside his home in Fairfield Road, Ilford, at 5.45pm which followed an earlier shooting in Grove Road, Chadwell Heath when a man in his 20s was shot in the chest.

A spokesman for Metroplitan Police said: “The police activity at Nyall Court, Ardleigh Green, on July 30 is part of an ongoing investigation into a number of incidents that took place recently in the Ilford/Chadwell Heath area.

“Police retain an open mind as to whether the incidents are linked. The possibility that they are linked is one avenue of investigation. Inquiries are ongoing.”

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