POLICE NAME TRAGIC VICTIM OF BARKING (LONDON) SHOOTING

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in Barking have named the victim as they reiterate their appeals for information and witnesses.

The murder investigation was launched after police were called at 19:09hrs on Sunday, 19 March to reports of a shooting in St Ann’s, IG11.

Local officers, firearms officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended the scene and found a man with a gunshot wound to the head.

He was taken by the LAS to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 22:25hrs.

The victim has been formally identified as 18-year-old David Adegbite. His next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination was held on Tuesday, 21 March at Queens Hospital Mortuary and gave cause of death as a gunshot wound.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Piscopo leads the investigation. He said: “I am continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the area of St Ann’s at around the time of David’s murder and who saw anything suspicious to contact police.

“My team continue to work to establish the series of events which led to this murder and, at this early stage, retain an open mind as to the motive.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

A 20-year-old man [A] who was arrested in connection with the murder has been bailed to a date in late May. A 19-year-old man [B] who was arrested on Monday, 20 March has also been bailed.

METPOLICE NEWSDESK

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