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Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Hackney have named the victim

News   •   Jun 08, 2020 07:01 BST

[Victim: Oluwamayowa Adeyemi, known as Samson]

Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Hackney have named the victim.

Although formal identification has not taken place, officers are satisfied that he is 21-year-old  Oluwamayowa Adeyemi, known as Samson, of Hackney.

Officers were called at approximately 23.30hrs on Friday, 5 June, to reports of shots fired in Brackenfield Close, E5.

The London Ambulance Service also attended and found Samson suffering gunshot injuries outside an address he had just left. Despite the efforts of medics and officers, he was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination revealed cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest. 

The murder is being investigated by Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command. 

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine, said: “Following initial enquiries we know that there were people in Brackenfield Close at the time of the shooting. I would urge those people, and anyone else who has information that could progress this investigation to get in contact immediately.

“This is a tragic incident that has resulted in the loss of a young man’s life and has left his family and friends devastated. If you can help us find those responsible, then please get in contact.”

Members of the public can now directly upload information and images to share with the investigation team via the Major Incident Public Portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS20R01-PO1

Central East Borough Commander Marcus Barnett, said: “We understand this is a concerning time for Hackney residents but please be assured we have increased our resources in the borough and are providing support to the investigation team.

“Our thoughts remain with the victim and his family during this devastating time for them.

“Get in touch with us if you see something or know something about a crime that has either happened or might potentially happen – your information can save lives.”

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and was released on bail to return on a date in early July.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3865, or call 101 and quote CAD8894/5June or Operation Scalby. You can also tweet information to @MetCC.

Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.