Hackney shooting: 'Beautiful' mum Lianne Gordon, 42, gunned down in front of daughter in 'case of mistaken identity' | The Sun

A "BEAUTIFUL" mum was gunned down and killed in a triple shooting in front of her daughter in a suspected case of mistaken identity.

Terrified neighbours say they heard up to five gunshots before a young woman screamed: "They've shot my mum in the head."

A family member paid tribute to Lianne Gordon, 42, today saying she was "a beautiful soul who would do anything for anyone".

Meanwhile a neighbour said: "I heard three shots then there was a girl screaming 'my mum has been shot in the head'.

"I thought the gunshots were fireworks at first but then it was carnage and chaos on the street."

Another resident, Mahir, said: "She was very nice lady. We are devastated.

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"She was trying to protect someone that what we heard. She was not the target."

Two others victims – a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy – were taken to hospital suffering from wounds.

Cops were called to reports of gunfire outside a house on Vine Close 6.30pm last night.

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Mum Lucinda Ledeatte, 68, said: "The mum got shot and she was laying outside.

"She was a very protective mother. She doted over her children."

Mum-of-four Revathy Kirauncha, 48, said: "We heard five gunshots. My children were terrified.

"I came to the window a short while after and the victim's niece was running down the road. She was screaming and in tears.

"I haven't been able to sleep."

A murder investigation has been launched and no arrests have been made so far.

Detective Superintendent Vicky Tunstall, from the local policing team in Hackney, said: "This shocking incident has resulted in the death of a young 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.

"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 information about what happened, is urged to call 101 quoting CAD 5811/05Dec or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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