Friday, 23 April 2021

Boy, 14, dies after double shooting in east London


LONDON: A schoolboy who was left fighting for his life after a shooting in east London has died.

Corey Junior Davis, 14, died in hospital on Tuesday night, a day after he was shot in the head with a shotgun in Forest Gate.

He and his friend were attacked in Moore Walk shortly after 3pm on Monday in what police have called an “extreme act of violence” as officers launched a murder investigation.

Mr Davis’ friend, 17, was also shot and remains in hospital with potentially life-changing injuries, the Met said.

The Newham shooting follows a string of tit-for-tat stabbings and shootings in the area and police have since ordered a sweeping stop and search powers to come into force.

“This is a very tragic incident,” said DCI Dave Whellams, who is leading the murder probe. “A teenage boy’s life has been taken in an extreme act of violence leaving his family utterly devastated.

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