Teenage Girl Shot At Hoxton Take Away

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.

24 Responses to "Teenage Girl Shot At Hoxton Take Away"

  1. Trendy – but rough as rats down there. I went to the gym on Falkirk St one day and went to the bus stop back to Stoke Newington in looking like an idiot in my shorts and t-shirt.

    I felt some kid’s eyes bearing down on me from across the shelter. My instinct was to look away – or down. So I made a point of lifting my chin, putting on my best fake smile with keys through my fingers and looking her in the eye for a few seconds more than comfortable.

    It works. I guess they don’t think it’s worth picking on the crazy lady in shorts…

    In my short visit there, I saw three packs of feral kids down the streets, looking for trouble.

    No effing way would I live there and I feel sorry for the people who do. I feel sorry that a 16 year old girl’s life ended in a greasy take-away over handbags. I’m sorry that her murderer was able to get his/her hands on a gun when they are supposedly illegal in this country.

    Comment by kris on 15/04/2010 at 7:06 am

  2. it doesn’t say she is dead or do you know something the rest of us don’t and if you live in stoke newington there are lots of shit happening down there as well, I’ve lived in Hoxton nearly 10 years and find it’s a great place to live . so please calm your self down untill further reports come in.

    Comment by A on 15/04/2010 at 8:42 am

  3. I hope she’s not dead. There was another incident down the road in Islington. Man was stabbed outside a pub. Now I wake up to hear he’s dead.

    Kris, lucky for us they leave the older crazy women alone. It’s their peers their after. My brother tells me, they just have to think you ‘dis’ them by the way they perceive you look at them.

    Comment by Jenn on 15/04/2010 at 9:18 am

  4. I lived in Hoxton for 11 years and there’d been no news of any sort of violence during my entire stay. To hear something like this just a few years later makes me lament the state of our society today.

    Comment by Lintz on 15/04/2010 at 10:10 am

  5. hackney has always been a dump, always will be. Because a few middle class people have moved in, opened trendy bars and tarted up the area means nothing. I was born and bred in hackney, and most people that really know hackney are trying to get OUT, not pay 500k for a bog standard house to live side by side with scumbags. Most of the new trendies that live there, are not even from London, and use words like “vibrant” to describe living there. Please..what a joke.

    Comment by mark on 15/04/2010 at 11:30 am

  6. iiKnow this girl and she is a fighter
    Fingerscrossed she pulls through && iiHope who ever done this get put behind bars for good

    Comment by Becksz Gee on 15/04/2010 at 11:40 am

  7. It just goes to show, you can’t be too careful.

    Comment by Matthew on 15/04/2010 at 11:45 am

  8. she is not dead, she is my relative, we just need your prayer.

    Comment by bolanle on 15/04/2010 at 12:26 pm

  9. Father, watch with us over your child and grant that she may be restored to that perfect health which it is yours alone to give. Amen.

    Comment by E2 resident on 15/04/2010 at 1:10 pm

  10. Ive lived in hoxton for 21 years, recently a gunshot or stabbing or murder seems to happen every year. A bullet went through my neighbours window!

    a bit too close for comfort!

    Comment by n1 resident on 15/04/2010 at 5:55 pm

  11. prayers are with you bolanle

    Comment by n1 resident on 15/04/2010 at 5:55 pm

  12. Bolanle, we are sending good vibes and much love to Agnes and her family.

    Comment by Hackney Hive on 15/04/2010 at 6:29 pm

  13. Dear Bolanle,

    I’m sorry I got it wrong. We all hope Agnes recovers quickly and that the people who are responsible are brought to justice.

    In the meantime, she and her family are in my prayers.

    God bless.

    Comment by kris on 15/04/2010 at 6:46 pm

  14. btw A

    this shit’s a big problem. Chill as much as you like but kids’ lives are in danger. How many kids have been stabbed, shot and killed in Hackney over the last 12 months? There is a problem here and telling people to “calm down, dear” isn’t going to solve it.

    Comment by kris on 15/04/2010 at 6:50 pm

  15. Kris. You’re a twit. A festering gobby fear-mongering media-sponge toff twit. Take yourself back to your £500,000 semi-detached off Stoke Newington Church St, do us all a favour and board yourself in. Stay offline. And stop thinking out loud.

    Comment by Sparkles on 15/04/2010 at 8:53 pm

  16. @ Mark while house prices in Hackney is a joke, I wouldn’t discount the area. I have seen the difference since I moved here in the mid 70’s, left for almost 20 years and then return. There are scumbags in all areas not just the less affluent areas.

    One of the shop keepers described seeing a gang of kids hang out at Hoxton Chicken & Pizza 11 am until the incident…that says a lot about council provided recreation activities in Hackney.

    Not blaming it all on the council or government, as parents have a bigger part to play than any authority. Shouldn’t you know where your frikin kids are? Kids with caring and involved parents don’t hang out all day like vagrants.

    Comment by Jenn on 16/04/2010 at 8:51 am

  17. Sparkles, some times, you just gotta say it like it is. Don’t be getting complacent with the crap that’s going on around you. I don’t see any fear mongering. When things spill out on to the pavements and innocent people are being hurt and killed you have to get angry. What sucks is that it could be you or I next and that’s not fear mongering….that’s the truth.

    Just last weekend they were playing bang bang shoot em up down the road from where I live. I could have been walking to Clapton station or driving past. Lucky no one got hurt and I said and even posted a comment that it was just a matter of time before an innocent person gets hurt….and look what happened.

    Comment by Jenn on 16/04/2010 at 9:06 am

  18. To the family of Agnes, I’m so so sorry to hear the news this morning. Absolutely shocking and I’d like to know what the general public are prepared to do about this? I personally intend on joining any campaign to put pressure on the government to take radical action. Hackney, Stokey wherever, this is not LA, the Bronx, this is London and we the public should not be sitting back allowing this to continue happening.

    I spent most of yesterday reading about the grim and brutal realities of life in the Rio favelas – well hey, it’s not far off here when we have 16 year old girls losing their life for no reason. It’s about time we all woke up and realised it’s all of our problem, not just the parents, not just the police.

    There’s no reason why Hackney can’t continue to be the vibrant place many people consider it is – there is however a massive issue here and how many more kids are going to die a senseless death before real action is taken?

    Comment by NinaB on 16/04/2010 at 9:08 am

  19. […] Agnes Sina-Inakoju the 16 year old teenage girl shot on Wednesday evening at a Hoxton take away, died at the Royal London Hospital this morning. […]

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  20. Dear Agnes very sorry to hear. May God grant you peace. To the parents I pray peace even in the midst of this crazy situation. May God grant you serenity an peace and the ability to bear this grave misdeed. May He grany you the stregth to grieve and to have no BITTERNESS. Amen

    Comment by David on 16/04/2010 at 10:49 am

  21. Really sad, my condolences go out to the family. I cycled past the take away and through a group of kids that night at around 6.30. Whilst they were noisy, boisterous, and generally teenage, they weren’t in anyway feral or aggressive as one comment put it, merely kids with no where else to go. They moved happily aside as I cycled past and caused me no trouble nor harm. They were merely laughing with each other, hanging out as most teenagers do. To think that an hour later they were involved in this is so upsetting. I have lived in Hackney for close to 15 years and it is generally a very safe place to lived. I attend the college next door and have never seen or heard any violence there late at night. I don’t live in a £500k house, rather in an estate in Clapton. Why kids seem intent on destroying each others life is beyond me. Something needs to be done and I don’t mean even more police harassment of them, that never worked in the 70’s, the riots got rid of it in the 80″s, but now it is back, further alienating the youth. Improve their lives, social standing, perceived future and amenities.
    My heart goes out to such a young life lost and to the grieving family. Nothing said can ever replace what has been taken, but my thoughts are with you. This pointless waste of life has to stop.

    Comment by Colin on 16/04/2010 at 12:38 pm

  22. cant beleive agnus is dead.
    I go to the school she goes,my freind know her and she is dead , she died today at 6.00am,
    RIP AGNES.i pray to god whom ever done this rot in hell!!!

    Comment by NTK on 16/04/2010 at 8:02 pm

  23. youths in this area put down your skengs
    life is 4 living not getting to the top

    Comment by elder on 28/04/2010 at 11:11 pm

  24. Sparkles – oh the fricking irony.

    I’m I toff living in a £500K semi-detached?

    You really are clueless.

    Comment by kris on 30/04/2010 at 7:19 pm

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