Two people were killed and one seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on Henley Road in Ilford, east London, early this morning local time.

Just after midnight, gunshots were heard in the streets, the BBC reported. Armed police were called after hearing gunshots.

One of the victims, a 20-year-old man, died at the scene and the other a short time later, the Metropolitan Police said.

However, no one involved in the incident has been arrested yet. Officers have closed roads around the area to facilitate investigations.

Police said they know the identity of the 20-year-old victim and are working to identify the other person. Officials are trying to contact their families.

Another person (30) is in hospital in critical condition.

(October 25)