Man arrested following a fatal shooting in Hackney


Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal shooting in Hackney.


Officers were called at approximately 11.30pm on Friday, 5 June, to reports of shots fired in Brackenfield Close, E5.


London Ambulance Service also attended and found a man in his 20s suffering gunshot injuries outside an address he had just left. Despite the efforts of medics and officers, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.


The man’s next of kin have been informed. Formal identification awaits.

The murder is being investigated by Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine said:

“Following initial enquiries we know that there were people in Brackenfield Close at the time of the shooting. I would urge those people, and anyone else who has information that could progress this investigation to get in contact immediately.

“This is a tragic incident that has resulted in the loss of a young man’s life and has left his family and friends devastated. If you can help us find those responsible, then please get in contact.”

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at an east London police station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3865, or call 101 and quote CAD8894/5June or Operation Scalby. You can also tweet information to @MetCC.

Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.