Prayer vigil for Joseph Burke-Monerville to be held in Clapton on Saturday

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Shot and killed in Clapton

A Prayer vigil in memory of  Joseph Burke-Monerville who was shot last weekend, has been organised by St-John-at-Hackney for Saturday,  at 4:30pm on the corner of  Hindrey and Clarence Road in Clapton. The vigil has been arranged with the approval of  Josephs parents.

Joseph, 19, a Metropolitan University student, was sitting in a parked car with his twin brother and 22 year old brother on Hindrey Road at about 8:20pm Saturday 17,  when they were approached by two men who fired shots at them. Joseph was pronounced dead a 11:10 pm at a hospital, his 22 year old brother who drove them away from the scene, was shot in the shoulder and is in serious but stable condition. His twin brother Jonathan was unharmed.

The rector of  St-Johns-at-Hackney, Fr Rob Wickham said: “It would be lovely for as many people from Hackney to attend, as we offer pastoral support to our parish in a time of such pain.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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