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UPDATE: Officers will be at the scene of Newham murder

News   •   Sep 01, 2017 17:15 BST

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command investigating the murder of a man in Newham are conducting an appeal at the scene one-week on from the shooting.

On Friday, 25 August, at approximately 22:40hrs, police were called to reports of shots fired in Well Street, E15.

Firearms officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found 19-year-old Abdul Mayanja suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to an east London hospital where he sadly later died from his injuries.

A post-mortem examination held at East Ham Mortuary on Wednesday, 30 August found the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the chest.

An incident room has opened under the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Detective Inspector Paul Considine, leading the investigation, said: "My officers will be at the scene this evening in the hope that we can jog the memory of anyone who was on Well Street or in the surrounding area at the time of the murder.

“Any information, no matter how insignificant, may provide a vital piece of the puzzle for officers investigating the series of events leading up to, and immediately following, Abdul being shot.

“Abdul left his home at 22:00hrs, just 40 minutes before he was shot. Who was he with during those 40 minutes - where did he go?

“I fully appreciate that witnesses may be reluctant to come forward, but it is vital that we apprehend those responsible and all information will be treated with the utmost discretion.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, are urged to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3734.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.