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'Murder Mile' shooting victim named

FATAL SHOOTING: Joseph Burke-Monerville

A 19-YEAR-OLD man shot and killed on east London's notorious 'Murder Mile' over the weekend has been named as Joseph Burke-Monerville.

Joseph and two other men were sitting in a car in Hindrey Road, Clapton at approximately 8.20pm, when they were targeted in what is believed to be a 'random attack' on Saturday night (Feb 16).

London Ambulance Service attended and the two injured men were taken to hospital - Joseph died there at approximately 11.10pm.

The second victim, aged 22, is understood to be in a serious but stable condition.

The third man, aged 19, was not injured.

According to his Facebook page, Joseph was studying forensic science at the London Metropolitan University, had no links to gangs, Scotland Yard believe.

Police are appealing for information on two suspects seen running from the scene.

The first man is black, and the second is light-skinned - possibly of Asian or Turkish appearance. They were seen making off on foot from Hindrey Road E5 after the shooting, heading towards the nearby Pembury Estate.

Detectives from Trident are leading the inquiry. An incident room has opened at Hendon under Detective Chief Inspector Kenny McDonald.

DCI McDonald said: "Our early inquiries suggest that Joseph and those he was in the car with have no links to gangs. We continue to work to try and establish the motive for this murder.

"I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting and may have seen the incident, or two males fleeing the scene, to contact officers."

The area became known as ‘murder mile’ after eight men were gunned down in just two years.

A post mortem examination is scheduled to take place today (Feb 18), at Poplar Mortuary

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 020 8733 4211. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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