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  • 18 February 2013, 7:07

Teenager Shot Dead In East London Is Named

A teenager who was shot dead in east London has been named by police as Joseph Burke-Monerville.

Scotland Yard said Mr Burke-Monerville, 19, was from the Islington area.

Another man, 22, injured in the shooting is in serious but stable condition, police said.

The pair were sitting in a car at the time of the shooting in Hindrey Road, Clapton, at 8.20pm on Saturday.

A third man, aged 19, was also in the vehicle but he was not hurt.

Detectives from Operation Trident, which investigates gang-related crime, are hunting for two suspects seen running from the scene, and are appealing for information.

Detective Chief Inspector 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."

Witnesses said they had heard three gunshots.

Zach Carpenter, 18, saw two men wearing bandanas across their faces enter Hindrey Road before he heard three loud bangs.

One was wearing a red and white chequered bandana, and the other a black one, he said.

The Aberystwyth University student, whose family has lived in the area since he was 10-months-old, said there were known feuds between gangs on rival estates.

"It's not so much a war, more of a feud between the Pembury and Nightingale estates, and another one," he said.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said she heard three gunshots.

She said: "I heard the shots - one, two, three. I was on the phone to my son and he told me not to dare look out the house.

"It's been a lot better around here recently. There hasn't been anything like this for many years."

Another resident, who has lived in the area for more than 20 years, said: "With this happening now, I don't think people will feel safe.

"There have been shootings here before but this is the first murder."

Hindrey Road remains cordoned off, as police officers patrol the area.

A post-mortem is scheduled to take place later.