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UPDATE: Murder investigation launched following Newham double shooting

News   •   Sep 05, 2017 23:41 BST

A murder investigation has been launched after a 14-year-old boy shot in Newham died in hospital.

On Monday, 4 September at 15:10 hours police were called to Moore Walk, E7 to reports that two people had been shot.

Officers attended and found two teenage boys, aged 14 and 17, with gunshot injuries.

They were both taken to an east London hospital where the 14-year-old sadly died at 22:01hrs, today, Tuesday, 5 September.

He has been named by detectives as Corey Junior Davis (29.12.02) from Forest Gate.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. 

Specially trained family liaison officers are supporting Corey's family.

The second victim - aged 17 remains in hospital in a stable condition with potentially life changing injuries.

There have been no arrests at this early stage.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, leading the investigation from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “This is a very tragic incident, a teenage boy's life has been taken in an extreme act of violence leaving his family utterly devastated.

"We are pursuing all lines of enquiry to catch the person responsible for Corey's murder and are keen to hear from anyone who believes they might have information to come forward as it could prove vital to our investigation.

"Our thoughts are with Corey's family at this very difficult time.“

Anyone with information or who witnessed the shooting can contact officers on the dedicated incident room number 020 8345 3775, on 101 or make contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.