Gang crime officers called in over 'drive-by shooting' (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Witnesses describe hearing car speed off after shooting of 21-year-old in Chingford
A 21-year-old was shot during a drive-by in a residential street.
Residents in Silver Birch Avenue, Chingford, have described hearing shots and seeing a car speeding off in the early hours of this morning.
According to one man, who asked not to be named, the victim was shot as he returned to his black Ford Fiesta, which was peppered with bullets.
The victim is described as being in a stable condition after being taken to hospital by a relative before emergency services arrived.
Several residents told the Guardian they heard three gun shots in quick succession and then the noise of a car engine being revved before it sped off.
No arrests have been made.
More on this story in Thursday's Chingford Guardian and Waltham Forest Guardian.
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