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Teenager charged with murder after woman shot dead in east London


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A teenage boy has been charged with 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 was detained in the early hours of Friday morning and will appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The teenager has also been charged with the attempted murder of the 20-year-old man and 16-year-old boy who were injured.

Lianne Gordon was killed on Tuesday evening (Metropolitan Police/PA)
Lianne Gordon was killed on Tuesday evening (Metropolitan Police/PA)

He was further charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and with possession with intent to supply class A drugs (crack cocaine and heroin).

The force was 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.

On Saturday, the force reiterated its appeal for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

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