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

Friday 8 December 2023

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.

The force were called to reports of a shooting outside an address in Vine Close at 6.28pm and officers attended alongside paramedics.

Ms Gordon and the two other people who suffered gunshot wounds were not related but are believed to have known each other, police said.

Officers previously said they were trying to determine if the attack is linked to shots being fired in the same road days before.

Ms Gordon’s next-of-kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers.

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.”

The Metropolitan Police said the teenager arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Lianne Gordon was arrested in the early hours of Friday and remains in custody.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway said: “This arrest demonstrates the progress the investigation is making and I hope it gives the local community confidence in the commitment we made on Wednesday to finding those responsible for Lianne’s murder and holding them to account.”

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