Clapton shooting: teen killed

A teenager has been shot to death, and another man hospitalised, following a shooting in Clapton last night.

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Vigil to remember teen shooting victim

A vigil was held today to remember a teenager shot dead in Clapton a week ago.

Friends and family honoured 19-year-old Joseph Burke-Monerville, and say they are standing together against violence.

Meanwhile police have again been appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Phil Bayles was at the vigil:

Police return to gun murder scene

Joseph Burke-Monerville who was fatally wounded in Clapton last Saturday.

Police will return to a murder scene today, one week after a teenage university student was shot dead.

Joseph Burke-Monerville was fatally wounded in Clapton, East London last Saturday as he sat in a car with his two brothers in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity.

The 19-year-old, from Islington, was rushed to hospital but later died.

No arrests have been made but police say two suspects were seen running from the scene.

Today detectives will be appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.


Victims were brothers

Police have told our reporter Ria Chatterjee that the three boys - 19 year old twins who were in the back seat and their 22 year old brother who was in the front - had parked the car to go into a local shop when 2 men approached.

They had a short conversation before the 2 men fired three rounds into the car, killing Joseph, and leaving his older brother in a stable but critical condition in hospital. Joseph's twin managed to escape unhurt.

Detective Superintendent Gordon Allison of Operation Trident, which tackles gang-related crime, said: "As far as we're concerned, this looks like a tragic case of mistaken identity."

Teenager died from a gunshot to the head

Joseph Burke-Monerville died from a gunshot to the head Credit: Facebook

19 year old Joseph Burke-Monerville died from a gunshot wound to the head, a post mortem has shown.

The student, from the Islington area, died at about 11.10pm on Saturday. A second victim is in a serious but stable condition.

He had spoken on Facebook of his excitement about a planned holiday to Magaluf on the Spanish island of Majorca next week, which he said would be "a week 'off' stress".

He was a past student of Aloysius' Roman Catholic College in Highgate and Wesley High School in Otukpo, Nassarawa, Nigeria.

Police are appealing for information on two suspects - one black, one light skinned - seen running from the scene towards the Pembury Estate.

19 year old victim's "smile will charm angels"

A teenage university student who died after he was gunned down in an apparently random attack was described as a young man whose "smile will charm the angels".

19 year old Joseph Burke-Monerville was in a parked car when he was shot in Hindrey Road, Clapton, east London, on Saturday evening.

Mr Burke-Monerville, who according to his Facebook page was studying forensic science at the London Metropolitan University, had no links to gangs, police believe.

He was rushed to hospital but died later. A 22-year-old man who was also in the car remains in a serious but stable condition, while a third man, aged 19, was also in the vehicle but escaped unhurt.


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