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Seven teenagers arrested following Waltham Forest drive-by shooting

Police arrested the males following a series of raids this morning.

Seven teenagers have been arrested in relation to a drive-by shooting in Waltham Forest.

Officers with the Territorial Support Group arrested the seven males aged between 16 and 18 in the early hours of November 11 in connection with the shooting in Chingford. 

The investigation was started after a drive-by shooting which targeted two 17-year-old boys on September 13 of this year. 

A stolen vehicle drove past them in Chingford when one of the suspects fired two shots from a shotgun. 

Both bullets missed the boys, the vehicle drove off after the shots were fired. 

The Metropolitan’s Trident team, the squad who target gun and gang crime, began an investigation. 

This led to a number of raids which led to the six males being arrested in the early hours of this morning, officers also seized about £1,000 in cash.  

They remain in custody at an east London police station.  

Detective Inspector Iain Wallace from Trident, who led the investigation, said, “Our top priority is to tackle gun crime on the streets of London and we are committed to reducing the violence which is linked to drug supply.

“As well as our commitment to this, we also rely on our communities to help us and I would urge anyone with information about someone who may be carrying a weapon to contact police immediately whether in person or anonymously.”

Anyone with information about gun crime or violent crime is asked to call police on 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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