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A murder investigation has been launched after a woman died following a shooting in east London.

The Metropolitan police said they were called to an incident on Vine Close in Hackney at 6.28pm on Tuesday.

Officers and paramedics attended the scene and found three people with gunshot wounds.

Despite efforts made to treat her, a 42-year-old woman died at the scene.

The other two people injured, a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, were taken to hospital.

The Met said the woman’s next of kin were being informed and would be supported by specialist officers.

No arrests have yet been made.

Det Supt Vicky Tunstall described the shooting as a “shocking” and said her thoughts were with all those affected.

“We are still in the early stages of our investigation and a team of specialist detectives are working to establish what has happened,” she said.

“Officers will remain at the scene overnight and will be in the area over the coming days.

“I do not underestimate the impact this incident will have on people in Hackney and I understand the community will want answers about what has happened this evening. We will share further information as our investigation progresses.

“Gun crime has no place on the streets of London and we will do all we can to bring whoever is responsible for this despicable crime to justice.”

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has any information about the incident is asked to call 101, quoting reference number CAD 5811/05Dec.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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