A number of suspects fired shots into a barber’s shop last night leaving three men injured, moments later one of them returned to stab one of the victims.

Police were called just before 19:00hrs on Friday, 8 October to reports of a shooting in Upton Lane, Forest Gate.

The 22-year-old man who had sustained both gunshot and stab injuries remains in hospital in a critical condition.

The two other victims aged 19 and 17 both remain in hospital, neither of whom is in a life-threatening condition.

A car that was believed to have been used by the suspects, a black Audi A7, was abandoned in Devenay Road, Stratford.

Crime scenes remain in place both in Upton Lane and Devenay Road and forensic work is ongoing.

There have been no arrests.

DS Mat Freeman, Specialist Crime, said: “The use of a firearm last night in a crowded part of Newham was callous and reckless.

“I am determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

“I am appealing for information from members of the public and for any witnesses who have yet to speak with police to come forward.

“It is possible that members of the public may have captured footage of the incident or of those involved on phones or dashcam, and I ask anyone with material such as this to get in touch.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 6941/08Sep.

To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.