Boy, 11, and man rushed to hospital after shooting in London

Police are investigating after an 11-year-old boy was injured in a shooting in London last night.

Police were called at 9.30pm on Friday to an address in Kerry Drive in Upminster, close to the border of Essex.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police attended, along with the London Ambulance Service, and found two people at the address with injuries.

A boy, aged around 11, had received a gunshot injury and a man, believed to be aged in his 40s, had sustained lacerations to his head.

It is unknown whether his injuries were caused by the firearm discharge.

Both were injured inside the address.

Both were taken to hospital, with the boy’s condition deemed not life-threatening but possibly life-changing.

A number of suspects had made off prior to the arrival of police. A police helicopter assisted in searches, but officers say there has been no arrest at this stage.

Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting ref 7285/01may.

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