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Probe after teenager shot in back

A teenager has been shot in the back and wounded, police said.

The 17-year-old was attacked overnight on East India Dock Road in Poplar, east London.

Scotland Yard said the incident happened just before 1am on Sunday morning.

"A 17-year-old male had a gunshot wound to the back and in hospital in a serious condition," he said.

Police had no more details of how the attack happened and declined to say where the youth is being treated.

The victim was later said to be "stable" in hospital.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information was asked to call the incident room on 020 8217 7366, or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

There have been no arrests.

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