Murder investigation launched after a teenager was shot in Walthamstow

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was shot in Walthamstow.

Police were called shortly after 2300hrs on Saturday, 22 September, to a shooting in Vallentin Road, E17.

The victim – a 19-year-old man – was driven by friends to a north-east London hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2338hrs.

Officers believe they know his identity, but await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

There has been no arrest at this early stage. Enquiries are ongoing.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting CAD 7639sep22

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