Teenage boy dead and man in his 20s injured in two shootings in North Woolwich

The boy was shot dead in Roebourne Way. Picture: GOOGLE

The boy was shot dead in Roebourne Way. Picture: GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

A murder hunt has been launched after a teenage boy was shot dead and a man in his 20s injured in two shootings in North Woolwich.

The man in his 20s was shot in Claremont Close. Picture: GOOGLE

The man in his 20s was shot in Claremont Close. Picture: GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

The boy, who is in his mid-teens, was found injured on Roebourne Way, yesterday at around 10.45pm.

He died at the scene.

Shortly afterwards a man in his 20s was found with a gunshot injury in Claremont Close.

He was rushed to hospital where his injuries are not being treated as life-threatening and he is in a stable condition.


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Detectives are trying to establish whether the two shootings are linked.

An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Piscopo of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.

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Anyone who witnessed either shooting or has any information should call the incident room on 020 345 3715, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via Twitter @MetCC.

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