Boy, 11, shot in east London

An 11-year-old boy has been shot in east London, police said.

Officers were called to an address in Kerry Drive, Upminster, on Friday evening and found two people suffering injuries.

A man, believed to be in his 40s, had cuts to his head and police said they were not sure if his injuries were caused by the firearm discharge.

The condition of the man and the boy is not known, Scotland Yard added.

Police said: “A number of suspects had made off prior to the arrival of police.

“A police helicopter assisted officers in searches, however there has been no arrest at this stage.”

Any witnesses to the incident, which took place at around 9.30pm, are asked to call police on 101 quoting ref 7285/01may.