A boy aged 16 has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 42-year-old mother in a triple shooting in east London.
Lianne Gordon, described by neighbours as “a beautiful soul”, died and a 20-year-old man and 16-year-old boy were hurt in the attack in Vine Close, Hackney, on Tuesday evening.
The alleged teenage gunman was detained in the early hours of Friday and remains in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Jo Yorke, from the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “While this arrest marks a significant development in this investigation, I would like to reiterate my appeal for anyone with information to come forward.
“I have a team of dedicated and experienced officers working tirelessly to ensure Lianne’s family and friends get the answers they so desperately need - if you can help then please get in touch.”
Mrs Gordon and the other injured are believed to have known each other but were not related, the Met said adding detectives are probing whether it was “gang-linked”.
Officers are also trying to determine if the attack is linked to shots being fired in the same road on Saturday.
Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, responsible for policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, added: “This arrest demonstrates the progress the investigation is making and I hope it gives the local community confidence in the commitment we made on Wednesday to finding those responsible for Lianne’s murder and holding them to account.
"I am extremely grateful for the support from our communities to date and this has been crucial in driving the investigation forwards.
“As DCI Yorke outlined, we continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.
“You will continue to see police, both specialist and local officers, in and around the Clapton area over the coming days as this investigation continues.
“We also have additional officers on patrol across Hackney to provide reassurance in response to this incident, to prevent further violence and to support of our faith communities during Hanukkah.
“I would urge any residents with concerns to speak to my officers – they are there to assist you.”
Anyone with information on the Hackney murder can call the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.