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.
The Metropolitan Police have revealed that of the three boys arrested over the fatal shooting of Shereka Marsh in Hackney, two were aged 16 and the other was just 15 years old.
A firearm was recovered at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.
Rip Shereka, gone but never forgotten???
You never know pain of other's losses until you experience it for yourself. ? You're in Gods hands now baby girl. ?
Ahh I miss Shereka man. My lil cutie with her big dimples ??
A 15 year old girl who was shot dead at a home in Hackney yesterday afternoon has been named by close friends as Shereka Marsh.Read the full story ›
A 15 year old girl who was shot dead in Hackney yesterday afternoon has been named by close friends as Shereka Marsh.
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 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.
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 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.
A 15-year-old girl has been shot dead in Hackney.
Police were called to Eastway after 4pm today and three males aged under 18-years-old have been arrested.
Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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.