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Hackney shooting victim Shereka Marsh died from gunshot wound to the neck

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed the result of a post-mortem this afternoon, saying 15 year old Shereka Marsh died from a gunshot wound to the neck.

They also formally confirmed her identity. Enquiries are still ongoing after a gun was recovered inside the house where she was killed.

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Teenage girl shot dead at a home in east London

A girl believed to be 15-years-old has been shot dead at a home in east London, Scotland Yard said.

Police were called to reports of a shooting at a residential address in Eastway, Hackney shortly before 4pm yesterday.

Police at the scene in Eastway, Hackney in east London where a teenage girl has been shot. Credit: Gregory Walton/PA Wire

Police are continuing to guard outside the terraced house where the shooting happened. The street, which backs on to Wick Woodland, remains closed to allow detectives to carry out their inquiries.

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Police 'believe they know identity' of shot teenager

Police "believe they know the identity" of a 15-year-old girl who was shot dead in Hackney, east London, today.

Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased and have begun informing family, however they await formal identification.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

– A Metropolitan Police spokesman
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Three arrested after a girl shot dead in London

A girl believed to be around 15-years-old was shot dead in east London on Saturday.

Three males, all under 18, were arrested nearby and taken to an east London police station, where they remain in custody.

Police said the teenage victim was gunned down inside a building at Eastway, near Hackney Wick station, shortly before 4pm today.

Police at the scene in Eastway, Hackney in east London where a teenage girl has been shot Credit: Gregory Walton/PA Wire
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Girl, 15, shot dead in Hackney, London

A 15-year-old girl has been shot dead in Hackney, east London, police said. Police were called to Eastway after 4pm today and three people aged under 18-years-old have been arrested.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased and have begun informing family, however they await formal identification.

The London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended but the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

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