UK

Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after woman shot dead in east London

The shooting took place in Hackney, east London (Lucy North/PA)
The shooting took place in Hackney, east London (Lucy North/PA) The shooting took place in Hackney, east London (Lucy North/PA)

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was shot dead in east London.

Lianne Gordon, 42, was killed in the attack in Hackney on Tuesday evening and a 20-year-old man and 16-year-old boy also suffered gunshot wounds, but have since been discharged from hospital.

The Metropolitan Police said a 16-year-old youth was detained in the early hours of Friday morning and remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Jo Yorke, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “While this arrest marks a significant development in this investigation, I would like to reiterate my appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

“I have a team of dedicated and experienced officers working tirelessly to ensure Lianne’s family and friends get the answers they so desperately need; if you can help then please get in touch.”