Full details of the incident will come out only once investigations are completed by the police. Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the shooting is not being treated as a terrorist incident. The A114 Upton Lane in Forest Gate was closed on Friday evening in both directions, with traffic queuing from Grosvenor Road to Whyteville Road.
BREAKING NEWS. 3 shot at hairdressers on Upton lane, London. pic.twitter.com/6KMfWbPvV1— Stan VoW (@Stan_VoWales) October 8, 2021
A Section 60 stop and search order was authorised across the borough of Newham until 3pm Saturday October 9. A car believed to have been used by the suspects, a black Audi A7, was abandoned in Devenay Road, police said. Det Sgt Mat Freeman said: "The use of a firearm last night in a crowded part of Newham was callous and reckless. I need to hear from anyone who saw a group behaving suspiciously with this vehicle or recalls seeing an unfamiliar black Audi A7 parked in the area." No arrests have been made at this stage, and police are asking for witnesses to get in touch by calling 101 quoting CAD 6941/08Oct. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#UPDATE | Police were called at 18:59hrs to reports of a shooting in Upton Lane, E7. Three men were found with gunshot injuries and taken to hospital. We await an update on their conditions. No arrests at this early stage. Any witnesses please call 101 quoting CAD 6941/08Oct.— Newham MPS | North East BCU (@MPSNewham) October 8, 2021