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Teenager shot dead in Clapton was sitting in parked car

Officers remained on the scene in Clapton today. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire Officers remained on the scene in Clapton today. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Sunday, February 17, 2013
7:05 PM

A teenager shot and killed in Clapton last night has been named by police.

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Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, from Islington, died in hospital after a shooting in Hindrey Road that left another man, 22, seriously injured.

The pair was sitting in a parked car at the time with another 19-year-old man, who was unhurt.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow in Poplar Mortuary. The 22-year-old man is understood to be in a serious but stable condition.

Mr Burke-Monerville was studying forensic science at the London Metropolitan University, according to his Facebook page.

The teenager also posted an update which appears to show he was looking forward to a planned holiday to Maguluf in Majorca next week.

He also wrote that he had previously attended Aloysius’ Roman Catholic College, in Highgate, north London and Wesley High School, in Otukpo, Nassarawa, Nigeria.

Timothy Timi-Kehinde Gbadeyan, a close friend of Mr Burke-Monerville, paid tribute to him on the site: “I always hear about gun crimes, never thought my brother will ever be a victim. RIP Joseph Burke-Monerville.”

Michaela Georgiou Francis described the killing as “disgusting”, adding that people like Joseph didn’t “live that life”.

“Such a wonderful loving young man,” she added.

“He was gonna do amazing things. His smile will charm the angels. Neva forgotten.x”

Meanwhile, Antoinette Williams wrote on Twitter: “RIP Joseph Burke-Monerville, you will truly be missed, may your soul rest in perfect peace.”

Police have opened a murder investigation and are appealing for information on two men seen running from the scene.

The first man is black, and the second is light-skinned, possibly of Asian or Turkish appearance.

They were seen running away from Hindrey Road after the shooting, heading towards the nearby Pembury Estate.

Detectives from Trident are leading the inquiry.

Investigating officer, DCI Kenny McDonald, said: “Our early inquiries suggest that Joseph and those he was in the car with have no links to gangs. “We continue to work to try and establish the motive for this murder.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting and may have seen the incident, or two males fleeing the scene, to contact officers.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 020 8733 4211. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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