Nine-Year-Old Girl Remains Critical After Hackney Drive-By Shooting

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Nine-Year-Old Girl Remains Critical After Hackney Drive-By Shooting

A nine-year-old girl is fighting for her life in critical condition after being shot in a drive-by attack in Hackney on May 29. The young girl was having dinner with her family at a restaurant on Kingsland High Street in Dalston when the incident occurred, leaving her and three men injured by gunfire.

Nine-Year-Old Girl Remains Critical After Hackney Drive-By Shooting

The attack, described as random, unfolded around 9:20 PM, prompting a swift response from armed Metropolitan Police officers and paramedics. The three men, aged 44, 42, and 37, sustained gunshot wounds and were rushed to the hospital. While the men are believed to be in stable condition, one may be facing life-altering injuries. The 37-year-old has since been discharged from the hospital.

Nine-Year-Old Girl Remains Critical After Hackney Drive-By Shooting

In a press statement, Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway and Eren Metto, chief executive of the Turkish Cypriot Community Association, provided a brief update on the situation. Police have recovered the motorbike used in the attack, a Ducati Monster stolen from a property in Wembley in 2021, and are appealing for any information that could aid the investigation.

Nine-Year-Old Girl Remains Critical After Hackney Drive-By Shooting

Witnesses recounted harrowing scenes of chaos as the shots rang out. Martha, a nearby resident, described hearing four shots and witnessing the arrival of ambulances and police cars. Another witness, a cafe worker, recounted how the shooting occurred from someone on an electric bike, indiscriminately targeting innocent bystanders.

Nine-Year-Old Girl Remains Critical After Hackney Drive-By Shooting

Detective Chief Inspector James Conway emphasized the urgency of the investigation, expressing deep concern over the incident’s impact on the local community. Kingsland High Street has been closed in both directions between Dalston Lane and Crossway/Shacklewell Lane as police continue their investigation, leading to diversions for several London bus routes.

Nine-Year-Old Girl Remains Critical After Hackney Drive-By Shooting

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Ward urged anyone with information to come forward, acknowledging the shock and concern gripping Londoners in the wake of the shooting. As the investigation unfolds, authorities remain committed to apprehending those responsible and providing support to those affected by this senseless act of violence.

Nine-Year-Old Girl Remains Critical After Hackney Drive-By Shooting

Nine-Year-Old Girl Remains Critical After Hackney Drive-By Shooting

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