The victim was hit in the leg after a gun was fired from a moving car.
He was taken to hospital where his injuries were assessed as not life-threatening.
It happened yesterday in Harcourt Road, Plaistow, at around 5.30pm.
Police found a car on fire in Chesterton Road shortly after and suspect it was the same vehicle used in the shooting.
Police are at the scene of a shooting in #Harcourt Road. A 15 yr old boy suffered a non life-threatening injury. A car fire in #Chesterton Road is belived to be connected to this incident. Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.
— Newham MPS (@MPSNewham) April 11, 2019
There were no other reported injuries during the incident.
Crime scenes have been put in place at both locations.
No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101.
Alternatively, information can be given, anonymously, to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.Tags: Newham, Plaistow
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