A post-mortem examination found the cause of the man’s death to have been gunshot and knife wounds (credit: Metropolitan Police)
The investigation was launched after police were called to reports of an injured man in Coolfin Road in Newham at 2.45pm on the afternoon of Monday, 26 April.
The male, 18, was found suffering from knife wounds. It was later established that the victim had also been shot. Despite the efforts of medics, the man died at the scene.
The man’s next of kin have been identified, but formal identification is yet to take place.
A post-mortem examination carried out on Wednesday, 28 April at East Ham Mortuary found the cause of death to have been knife and gunshot wounds.
No arrests have been made so far. Enquiries into the circumstances by homicide detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command continue.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley, who is leading the investigation, said: “The investigation is still at a very early stage and we’re in the process of carrying out detailed forensic, CCTV analysis and house to house enquiries to establish the exact circumstances around this murder.
“We believe that the victim was approached by a man in a car and was shot and stabbed by that same man.
“Were you in the area around the time of the murder? Do you have dashcam footage from Coolfin Road from that time? Do you know who committed the offence and why?
“My team is ready to hear from anyone who has something to tell us, no matter how small – the information you hold could prove to be vital in helping progress this investigation.”
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is being asked to contact the police on 101 or by tweeting @MetCC and quoting CAD 4050/26April.
Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.
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