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Two men shot after attempted robbery in Plaistow

PUBLISHED: 09:06 01 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:18 01 November 2013

Police doing a fingertip search near Show Supermarket in High Street, Plaistow, London.

Police doing a fingertip search near Show Supermarket in High Street, Plaistow, London.

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A mum has described today how she mistook gunshots and screams for Halloween revelers letting off fireworks following the late-night shooting of two shopworkers in Plaistow yesterday.

Forensics investigate the shooting of two shop workers at Show Supermarket in High Street, Plaistow, London.Forensics investigate the shooting of two shop workers at Show Supermarket in High Street, Plaistow, London.

One man in his 50s is in a critical condition and the other in his 40s is in a stable condition in hospital after they were gunned down outside Show Supermarket in High St at around midnight.

A police forensic team were carrying out a detailed fingertip search of the shop and surrounding area looking for clues and Flying Squad detectives are now investigating the incident after police officers were called to the supermarket at following reports of a two injured men.

Mum of one, Anna Berezhnaya, said: “I didn’t pay attention because it was Halloween and there is always some screaming around 12 at night.

“I when I heard the shots fired I jumped because I thought it was fireworks but there is noise every night.

Forensics investigate the shooting of two shop workers at Show Supermarket in High Street, Plaistow, London.Forensics investigate the shooting of two shop workers at Show Supermarket in High Street, Plaistow, London.

“I have lived here since March and something happens all the time here.”

Anyone with information is being asked to call detectives on 020-8345 4226 or anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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