Shots Fired In Bethnal Green

A 13 year old girl has been hospitalised after the car she was travelling in was shot at.

The teenage girl and the driver of the car, a 23 year-old man, were driving through Cheshire Street in Bethnal Green when the incident happened.

The man claims that a gun was fired in the direction of their vehicle.

The girl was given first aid by police officers, then taken to an East London hospital by ambulance.

Eye witness Sarah Woodley, 28, said: “I was opposite the police station when a man in a red T-Shirt was assisting police officers by pointing at a car and pointing down the road. I heard something said about a shooting.

“The car was a grey Mitsubishi parked opposite the station. It was facing in the wrong direction. Its sides were dented in and there was a big pool of dark liquid under the car.

“At least a dozen police and other station staff rushed out of the building. Everyone was peering into the back window of the car and pointing at something.”

Cheshire Street was temporarily closed whilst an investigation took place. Meanwhile the girl was treated in hospital for minor wounds.

Samantha Curry