A teenager fired a gun into a group of people and hit a boy, 15, in the leg.

Kamaree Jeffrey, 19, of Elmbridge Walk in Hackney, appeared for trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court yesterday (January 26) after a boy, 15, was injured in a shooting.

Jeffrey was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He will be sentenced on March 25 in 2024.

Detective Inspector Gary Harreman said: “It was pure luck that this was not a murder investigation.

“Jeffrey recklessly fired a gun twice into a group of people and it is only right that the jury has found him guilty."

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Jeffrey was arrested on July 19 in 2023 and charged that day.

The court heard that police were called at 8.22pm on May 25 in 2023 to reports a gun had been fired into Garden Place in Hackney.

Emergency service crews found the boy, 15, with a gunshot injury to his leg. He was taken to an east London hospital for treatment.

The force established that the suspect rode a bike to the scene, got off and shot at the victim before cycling away.