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Hackney shooting: Boy, 16, charged with murder after mother Lianne Gordon shot dead

Lianne Gordon (PA)
Lianne Gordon (PA)

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a shooting in east London left a woman dead and two other people injured.

Lianne Gordon, described by neighbours as “a beautiful soul”, died and a 20-year-old man and 16-year-old boy were hurt in the attack in Vine Close, Hackney, on Tuesday evening.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in the early hours of Friday in east London, in connection with the shooting.

He was charged on Saturday with the murder of Lianne Gordon and with the attempted murder of the other two people injured.

He was also 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.)

He will appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday, (December 11), police confirmed on Saturday.

Police at the scene of the incident on December 5 (PA)
Police at the scene of the incident on December 5 (PA)

An investigation was launched after police were called shortly before 6.30pm on Tuesday, to reports of a shooting outside an address in Vine Close, Hackney.

Officers attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and found three people with gunshot wounds.

"Despite the efforts of the emergency services, Lianne Gordon, 42, died at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed and continue to be supported by specialist family liaison officers," a Scotland Yard spokesperson said on Saturday.

"Two other people, a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, were taken to hospital for treatment before being discharged."

Anyone with information can call the incident room on 020 8345 3865, use 101 or message via ‘X’ @MetCC.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers if you do not want to give your name, either online or by calling 0800 555 111.