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UPDATE: Second arrest in Walthamstow murder

News   •   Apr 17, 2018 17:38 BST

[Victim: Amaan Shakoor]

Second man arrested as police renew appeals for witnesses to Walthamstow murder.

Detectives investigating the murder of 16-year-old Amaan Shakoor in Walthamstow have renewed their appeals for information in the wake of the arrest of a second man.

A 19-year-old man [B] was arrested early morning on Tuesday, 17 April on suspicion of murder. He has since been released under investigation. 

The officer leading the investigation for the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command stressed that just over two weeks on from the tragic death of Amaan, his team still need to hear from members of the public who have not already come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes, said: "While it is positive that we have a second arrest enquiry, I must emphasise that this remains an ongoing investigation and I would urge anyone out there with information to please contact us or Crimestoppers anonymously.

"This murder has left Amaan's family completely bereft, and needing answers - and someone out there knows who committed this terrible crime.

"If that is you, or you even suspect who might have carried out this awful murder, then please help us to bring them to account for the sake of Amaan's family and make the streets safer for other young people like him."

Police were originally called at approximately 22:00hrs on Monday, 2 April, to Markhouse Road, E17 to reports of shots fired.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and two teenage boys, aged 16 and 15, were found injured.

They were both taken to an east London hospital. The 15-year-old boy was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Amaan had suffered a gunshot injury and died in hospital at 17:45hrs on Tuesday, 3 April. His next of kin were at the hospital when he passed away.

A post-mortem examination held on Friday, 6 April, gave the cause of death as gunshot injuries to the head.

The victim's family are being supported by specialist officers. They have requested that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with the death of Amaan.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or via 101 quoting reference 6727/02 April. You can also tweet information to @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

An 18-year-old man [A] from east London who was arrested on Monday, 9 April on suspicion of murder, was subsequently released under investigation.