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UPDATE: Second arrest made in Newham shooting

News   •   Jan 29, 2018 12:27 GMT

[Image of Lexus which police need to trace]

Detectives investigating a shooting in Newham, in which a man was shot in the head, have made a second arrest.

A 19-year-old man [B] was arrested at an address in London on Tuesday, 30 January, on suspicion of attempted murder. He was taken to an east London police station for questioning. He has been bailed to return on a date in late-February.

Police were called shortly before 22:30hrs on Sunday, 21 January to reports of a shooting on Romford Road, at the junction with Vicarage Lane, E15.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended; a 21-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to his head.

He was taken to an east London hospital by the LAS where he remains in a critical condition.

His next-of-kin are aware.

It is believed the suspects were travelling in a silver Lexus, with an index of AY52 CKD. Officers believe the suspects got out of the car, shot the victim and then fled the scene in the vehicle.

Officers from the Met's Trident and Area Crime Command are investigating and are continuing to appeal for information and witnesses.

Detective Inspector Robert Allen, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would appeal to anyone who remembers seeing this car in the Vicarage Lane area on the evening of Sunday, 21 January, or knows where the vehicle is now, to contact us as a matter of urgency.

"There is a young man in a life-threatening condition and it is vital we uncover exactly what led to him being shot. I need anyone with information about the vehicle or the shooting itself to come forward and speak to police or Crimestoppers anonymously so we can bring those responsible to justice.

"Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence."

An 18-year-old man [A] was arrested at an address in Brentwood, Essex, on Thursday, 25 January, on suspicion of attempted murder. He was taken to an east London police station for questioning. He has been bailed to return on a date in late-February.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 020 7230 8570 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.