A 16 year old girl is fighting for her life after being shot in the neck at a take away in Hoxton Street yesterday evening Wednesday, 14 April.
The shooting took place at the Hoxton Chicken and Pizza after a row broke out, while a group of teenagers had gathered inside the shop. Several bullets were fired with one hitting the young girl.
A witness said: “There was a group of kids and it happened inside the shop,” he said. “They were all about the same age, all teenagers. Suddenly there were police all over the place.”
Police said: “We were called to the shop at around 7.15pm to reports of a shooting in Hoxton Street. A 16-year old female suffered a gun shot wound to the neck and she’s in a critical condition in hospital. There were several gunshots fired.
Operation Trident are investigating.
Several residents of the Arden Estate which is next to the Take Away expressed their fears of the area and the growing violence amongst young people.
Only two months ago a shooting took place at the Friends Chinese take away, on Chatsworth Road in Clapton. There were no injures or fatalities.
In an unrelated incident in Dalston last night, gunshots were reported at about 10:00 pm, near the intersection of Middleton Road, where a man was shot in the leg.
His condition is not serious and no arrests have been made.
Operation Trident is investigating.