19-Year-Old Nigerian Shot Dead in London


A Nigerian identified as Eniola Aluko was on Friday shot dead at Plumstead, London.

The 19-year-old who is from Thamesmead was reported to have died after sustaining gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.

United Kingdom Metropolitan Police said they were called to the scene, a car park on Hartville Road, just before 5:00 p.m. on Friday where Aluko was found with critical injuries and died at the scene.

A post-mortem examination held on Saturday was said to have ascribed the cause of death to a gunshot wound to the neck and chest.

As it is, the police was said have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder while four other teenagers, who were arrested in relation to the crime have been granted bail pending the start of trial in early July.

“I am continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact police.

“The shooting took place not far from Plumstead Railway Station and I would urge anyone who was commuting to or from this station to come forward. It was also sunny at the time and a number of people would have been enjoying the weather in the area of Plumstead Gardens; I need you to come forward.

“Although we have now made five arrests I am continuing to ask for your help to progress this investigation,”said detective Inspector John Marriott.

The Metropolitan Police also discloseded that they had informed the next-of-kin of the deceased.


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