Pictured: 'Beautiful' mother gunned down in Hackney triple shooting
Pictured: ‘Beautiful’ mother, 42, who was gunned down ‘in front of her child’ in horrific Hackney triple shooting which left two including 16-year-old boy wounded – as police hunt shooter
Lianne Gordon was shot dead on Vine Close in Hackney, east London, last night
The ‘beautiful’ mother who was gunned down and killed in a horrific triple shooting in Hackney last night has been named and pictured.
Lianne Gordon was among the three victims who were shot on Vine Close, a neighbour told MailOnline.
They described the 42-year-old as a ‘beautiful woman and mother’ and said that her family were deeply distressed by her murder.
Residents in the area of Clapton, east London – once known as ‘Murder Mile’ – said they believed what they now know were gunshots to be fireworks.
A large area around Vine Close, where the woman was shot dead and two other people were wounded just after 6pm last night, remained cordoned off today amid a heavy police presence.
One woman living nearby said her son told her he heard a child screaming: ‘My mum’s been shot in the head.’
The ‘beautiful’ mother who was gunned down and killed in a horrific triple shooting in Hackney last night has been named
Aerial view of the scene in Hackney Downs as police guard a cordon in east London
A card and three bouquets of flowers were left at the edge of the cordon this morning. The card had handwritten inside: ‘To Lianne. Such a beautiful soul. Gone too soon. Love to all the family. xxx’
A tree in a green area just yards away from the cordon has several bunches of flowers at its base – put there as tributes to another recent murder.
Police have confirmed that a 42-year-old woman died at the scene, while two men – aged 20 and 16 – were also rushed to hospital with injuries which are still being assessed.
A woman living on Vine Close said she did not wish to comment but simply wanted to ‘get out of this property’.
A woman living in a shared house nearby said she and her housemates heard what they’d believed to be fireworks last night.
The young woman said: ‘We just heard a couple of gunshots, which we though were fireworks.
‘One of my housemates heard a woman screaming.
‘Then we just saw lots of lights outside.’
The scene near Vine Close, Hackney, east London, following a shooting incident where a woman has died and two people, one a teenager, have been left injured
Mustafa Talat, who has lived in the area for around 16 years, said he had also presumed the shots he had heard were fireworks.
‘I thought I’d heard a firework around 7pm,’ the father, who runs boxing initiative Shanks Down Gloves Up, said.
‘This is terrible… I have noticed lately when I leave my house there has been some drug taking going on.’
Mr Talat added that there was a scrap metal yard on Vine Close, the brown sign from which is visible from outside the cordon.
Detective Superintendent Vicky Tunstall, from the local policing team in Hackney, said: ‘This shocking incident has resulted in the death of a woman and my thoughts are with her family at this incredibly difficult time.
‘My thoughts are also with the two people who have been taken to hospital.
‘We are still in the early stages of our investigation and a team of specialist detectives are working to establish what has happened.
‘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.’
There have been no arrests.
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