Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following an incident in Barking which resulted in two men and a woman attending hospital.

Police were called shortly before 0400hrs on Monday, 2 May, to reports of a shooting in Hertford Road, Barking. Officers attended the location.

At the scene, they found a man aged in his 20s suffering stab injuries. He has been taken to hospital where his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

A short time later, officers were alerted to a man and woman who had self-presented at an east London hospital. The man, aged in his 30s, had sustained a gunshot wound to his leg which is not life-threatening. The woman had sustained minor injuries consistent with grazing from a bullet.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances. At this stage, it is thought that all three people sustained their injuries in the Hertford Road area where police cordons remain in place.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, ref 1033/02may. To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.

It is absolutely critical that along with partners, they drive down violent crime in London – this is the top priority for all in the Met.

plans are strong and officers are using a range of tactics from prevention and diversion activities to enforcement. Crime data shows positive reductions across serious violent crime categories.

They challenge ahead of but will continue to make it harder for violent and predatory people, drug dealers and those involved in county lines gangs and organised crime to operate.

The Met police remain determined to make further progress, along with partners, in preventing and tackling violence and keeping our communities safe.

Financial Year (FY) April 2021 – March 2022 figures:

Homicide: Has seen a 17% reduction against 2019/20 with 126 recorded homicide offences in the FY
Robbery: Has seen a 39% reduction against 2019/20 with 24,394 recorded robbery offences in the FY
Knife crime under 25: Has seen a 21% reduction against 2019/20 with 1,227 recorded offences in the FY
Lethal Barrel Discharges: Has seen a 28% reduction against 2019/20 with 196 recorded offences in the FY