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Renewed appeal in connection with fatal shooting

News   •   Sep 29, 2019 17:00 BST

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Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Leyton have released images of four people they wish to identify and speak with. 

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley, who leads the investigation, said: “We need to urgently speak to the people pictured in images released today as they may well hold significant information in relation to the murder of Grineo Daka. 

“Grineo was fatally shot shortly before 03:00hrs on Sunday, 7 July, at Phoenix Snooker Club on Lea Bridge Road, E10. 

“If you are one of the people in these images, or if you recognise them, please come forward as soon as possible. 

“We understand that Grineo and two other men had gone to the snooker club. The victim was then involved in an altercation with another group and a number of shots were fired. A man has lost his life, while two others were injured. We need the community to support us and help bring those responsible to justice. 

“I would appeal to anyone who was in or near the Phoenix Club to pick up the phone and call police now. Anyone with information about this brutal crime can contact the incident room, where detectives are ready to support you and take your call.”

Anyone with information can contact detectives at the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or via 101. You can also contact police via Twitter @MetCC, please quote Cad 1438/07Jul. 

Police were called to the Phoenix Club on Lea Bridge Road, E10 shortly before 03:00hrs on Sunday, 7 July to reports of gunshots.

Officers, including firearms officers, attended and found 27-year-old Grineo, who was from Stratford, suffering from a gunshot injury.

Despite the efforts of officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) he was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin were informed.

A post-mortem examination took place at Walthamstow mortuary on Tuesday, 9 July and gave the cause of death as a single gunshot.

Detectives have made a number of arrests in connection with the inquiry. 

A 29-year-old man [E] was charged on Tuesday, 16 July with murder, possession of a firearm and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

A 26-year-old-man [A] arrested on suspicion of murder shortly after the shooting, and a 21-year-old-man [B] who was also arrested on Sunday, 7 July, were later released with no further action.

A 33-year-old-man [C] who was arrested on suspicion of murder at Heathrow Airport on Sunday, 7 July has been released under investigation.

On Wednesday, 10 July, a 34-year-old-man [D] was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 27-year-old-woman [F] was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They have both been released under investigation.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command continue to lead the investigation. 

If you do not wish to speak with police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact them anonymously online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Additionally, any young people who have information about violence can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.