Two men are in hospital after a suspected drive-by shooting in Custom House in the Docklands.
A gunman fired at the victims from a Ford Galaxy in Freemasons Road at about 7.30pm on Saturday, police say.
Officers were called to an east London hospital where the two men, who are both in their early 20s, were being treated for gunshot injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Officers found evidence that a firearm had been discharged on Freemasons Road. At this stage of the investigation, officers believe that the suspect was a passenger in a dark coloured Ford Galaxy.”
Detectives from the Met’s gang unit are investigating but no arrests have been made so far.
The shooting came during a Bank Holiday weekend marred by violence. An 18-year-old was stabbed in the street in east London early on Sunday evenign and was left fighting for his life.
Emergency services were called to the incident in Homerton High Street, Hackney, and the boy is now said to be stable. One man has been arrested.
And a 16-year-old boy is “critical” after he was stabbed multiple times in Payne Street, Deptford on Saturday. Up to six people carrying knives are believed to be involved in the attack.
Together with the fatal stabbing of a 30-year-old man in Camden on Sunday it meant there were three more knife crimes to add to the statistics in a week when the Met Police revealed it had attended 9,000 knife crime incidents in London in the year to April 2016.
There were 1,623 victims under the age of 25 including 866 teenagers, it said. Twelve were killed.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “We’ve got to make sure that we try and prevent young people from carrying knives in the first place. Every time a young person carries a knife is a sign of failure.”
Meanwhile, police have launched Operation Viper , targeting gun crime, particularly in Tower Hamlets and Newham.