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Police were called to Sewdley Street in Clapton at 9:06 pm on Monday night, after a gun shot was heard. They found nobody injured, but witnesses say they saw a person peddle away on a bike, shortly after the shot rang out.
A police spokesman told Hackney Hive “a 12 year old presented himself at an East London Hospital later in the evening, and it is believed he was shot on Sewdley Road“. His remains in stable condition.
Soon after, at 9:52 pm police and the Ambulance service arrived at Ponsford Street in Homerton, after reports of a stabbing. They found a 15 year old boy with stab wounds to his chest. He was transferred to a Hospital, where his condition is described as critical but non-life threatening.
No arrests have been made in either incidences and detectives from Hackney Borough Police are investigating.
Anyone with information about the incident or who was in the area at the time and might have witnessed it is asked to call officers on 020 8217 7383 or to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The 12 year old boy was shot in the knee and has been treated and discharged.
4 youths arrested following the stabbing of 2 teens in Ponsford St, E9, Anyone with info is asked to contact DS Ridley 02072753666.
Police have now established the 12 year old boy was not shot, but sustained injuries to his knees when he fell, as he was being chased .
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