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Boy, 16, in serious condition after tube station shooting

TUBE SHOOTING: No arrests have been made in connection to the incident

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy is in a serious condition after being shot at a tube station in east London.

The teenager is understood to have been involved in an argument with two suspects at Barking tube station on Wednesday evening.

Officers from the British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police Service were called to the scene shortly after 11.30pm following reports that a man had been stabbed.

The London Ambulance Service took the boy to hospital and a bullet was found inside his abdomen.

A journalist who was at the station at the time tweeted about seeing a suspect flee the scene and

Charlotte Maher tweeted: “Just witnessed a stabbing on the Hammersmith and city line at barking station. Passenger alarm pulled and a brave gentleman tripped the individual with the knife up.”

She added: “Suspect appeared to flee along the platform after the doors were opened, the injured individual also fled.”

DCI Sam Blackburn from British Transport Police, said: “This was a violent and rare attack which took place on a late night train out of London. Officers were on scene within minutes and we are working hard to identify and trace the men responsible for this assault.

“We understand that this was a frightening incident for passengers on the train and at the station, and would encourage anyone who witnessed the attack or the moments leading up to it to come forward and tell us what they saw.”

AFTERMATH: A video posted on Twitter shows the platform shortly after the incident

No arrests have been made.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information is urged to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016, or by calling 0800 40 50 40 - quoting reference 685 of 20/02/19.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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