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11 year old injured after shooting near playground

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An 11 year old boy has been taken to hospital after a shooting at Oxford Park in Ilford east London.

Officers responded to an incident at 4.30pm. An 11 year old boy and a man described as being in his twenties were taken to hospital.

Forensic investigations are now underway after a large area of the park was sealed off by Scotland Yard Trident Unit.

Police believe the incident is gang related. They confirmed that until they establish what has happened they will keep the crime scene as large as possible.

Detective Constable Ryan Hunter said “Police were called to Oxford Lane at around 4.30pm to reports of shooting.

“Paramedics were called to the scene They treated two people. A man in his twenties was taken to an east London hospital with injuries. We await a condition.

“An 11-year-old boy also suffered minor injuries which are not life threatening.

“Both injured parties are not believed to be known to each other at this stage.

“There have been no arrests. Cordons are in place. Trident and Area Crime Command are now investigating.”

Inquiries into the circumstances of the incident continue

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