Bow shooting: Two men shot while ‘sat in vehicle’ - Met Police appeal

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Two men were taken to hospital with gunshot injuries.

Two men were shot on Sunday night while they were sat in a car in east London.

The Met Police received reports of a shooting in Swaton Road, Bow, at 9pm on Sunday (May 7).

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Officers found a 21-year-old man and a 66-year-old man with gunshot injuries. They were taken to hospital, where their conditions were both later assessed as not life-threatening.

Police say initial enquiries suggest the victims were in a vehicle when they were shot by a suspect who fled in a silver Skoda Octavia, travelling onto Campbell Road.

Detective Inspector Mat Freeman, of the Met’s Specialist Crime North, said: “Any firearm discharge on the streets of London is cause for huge concern to members of the public, and I can assure them that we share that concern and are doing everything we possibly can to identify those responsible.

“It would have been busy with traffic and people in the area at the time. We are keen to speak to anyone who has dash cam footage or information that could help us, especially with regards this vehicle.

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“The slightest fragment of information could prove crucial so please, if you have information or material that can help, make contact immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC giving the reference CAD 6896/07MAY23.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, online or by calling 0800 555 111.