Man, 25, is fatally shot in 'targeted attack' in East London before distraught family rush him to hospital | The Sun

A MURDER investigation was underway today after a man was gunned down in a "targeted shooting" in East London.

Officers were called to reports of gunshots in Forest Rise, Walthamstow, at around 9.25pm on Saturday.

The 25-year-old's family rushed him to hospital after the horror but he tragically died from gunshot wounds in front of his heartbroken family.

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, of the Metropolitan Police, said: "This is a thoroughly senseless act that has led to the loss of a young man's life.

"It is vital that we speak to anyone who witnessed what happened so we can give his family the answers they deserve.

"At this early stage in our investigation we believe this was a targeted attack, however we are keeping an open mind to all possibilities."


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Mr Smith said it was understood that a party was ongoing at a nearby community centre at the time of the shooting.

"It is possible that attendees may have seen what happened," he added.

Homicide detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation and there have been no arrests.

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, in charge of policing in Waltham Forest and Newham, added: "I am deeply saddened and appalled that another young man has lost his life on our streets.

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"My thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family at this time.

"I am acutely aware of how concerning this incident will be for our local community."

He added how the force will continue in their mission of "violence suppression" across Waltham Forest.

Walthamstow Labour MP Stella Creasy wrote on Twitter on Sunday: "Walthamstow I have a sad duty to report another fatal shooting in our community at Forest Rise…

"If you know anything about this incident please do come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 and give reference 7405/14Aug, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The killing is the latest in a string of murders to rock East London.

It follows the shooting of party-goer Sam Brown, 28, gunned down at a rave also in Walthamstow on July 24.

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That killing followed the horror knifing of rapper Hypo who was killed as he attended a rave in Woodford Green, East London on June 8.

The 39-year-old from Islington, who once dated popstar Emeli Sandé, was knifed in the heart in the attack which erupted around 12:10amat the ticketed event.

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