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Seven teenagers arrested after Chingford drive-by shooting

Two 17-year-olds were shot at twice from a moving car

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Officers conducting a raid (Stock image/Met Police)

Seven teenagers have been arrested for their suspected part in a drive-by shooting in Chingford.

On the evening of 13th September, two 17-year-olds boys standing outside a Chingford address were fired at twice with a shotgun by someone in a stolen car.

Luckily, both boys ducked for cover and narrowly missed being injured.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told the Echo that for "operational reasons", the force was unable to reveal where the crime took place in Chingford

At the crack of dawn on 11th November, police arrested seven boys, all aged 16 to 18, in connection with the incident.

Detective Inspector Iain Wallace, who led the investigation, said: “Our top priority is to tackle gun crime on the streets of London and we are committed to reducing the violence which is linked to drug supply.

“As well as our commitment to this, we also rely on our communities to help us and I would urge anyone with information about someone who may be carrying a weapon to contact police immediately whether in person or anonymously.”

All seven boys were taken to an east London police station and remain in custody.

Officers who took part in the raid also seized around £1,000 in cash.

Anyone with information about gun crime is asked to call police on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Following the publication of this article, the Metropolitan Police said seven - rather than the originally claimed six - boys had been arrested.