A police cordon remains in place after three men and a nine-year-old girl were shot at a restaurant in a drive-by shooting.

Kingsland High Street in Dalston is still closed off, days after multiple shots were reportedly fired from a motorcycle at Evin restaurant on May 29 at 9.20pm.

The road is closed both ways between Sandringham Road and Crossway and Shackwell Lane.

There has been a heavy police presence in the area since the shooting was reported, but the closure is less extensive than yesterday (May 30) – with just the area north of Dalston Kingsland station now closed.

Bus routes including the 67, 76, 149, 236 and 488 are being diverted from the area.

Hackney Gazette: Buses that were stopped due to the cordonBuses that were stopped due to the cordon (Image: Nathalie Raffray)

A nine-year-old girl, who was having dinner with her family inside the restaurant, was hit by one of the bullets fired.

According to the Metropolitan Police’s last update, she is still in hospital fighting for her life.

Three men – aged 26, 37 and 42 – who were sitting outside the restaurant were rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds.

Their condition has been described as stable, but one potentially faces life-changing injuries.

Police have said they do not believe the girl was known to the injured men, describing her as “an innocent victim of the indiscriminate nature of gun crime”.

A spokesperson for the Met added that the gun was fired from a stolen motorbike that was later found abandoned nearby.

Hackney Gazette: A cordon in Kingsland High StreetA cordon in Kingsland High Street (Image: Nathalie Raffray)

Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway said: “Locally, people can expect to see a significant police presence in this area, including armed officers, to provide reassurance and support.

“We will also continue our unrelenting focus on suppressing violence, gun crime, and the offenders who endanger our communities.

“Events such as these are rarely spontaneous. Someone knows who is responsible for this shooting that has left a little girl fighting for her life.”

Anyone with information about the shooting has been asked to call 101 quoting reference CAD 8082/29May.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. No arrests have been made and police say they are keeping an “open mind” as to the motive.