Man shot dead in broad daylight on Chatsworth Road, Clapton

Passerbys dive for cover in shops

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A  police investigation has been launched following a shooting this afternoon on Chatsworth Road.

The victim, described by police as a 25 year old man, was found suffering gun shot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say they were called at 1:14 pm today (26 September) to reports of gun shots on Chatsworth Road.  Officers arrested a man in his 20s close to the scene, on suspicion of murder. He currently remains in custody at an east London police station. The victims next of kin have been informed and a post morten is due to be scheduled soon.

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Witnesses on the usually busy high road say they saw the man being chased by a group before he was shot, and watched as he ran inside Mighty Meat Butchers briefly before collapsing outside. Passerbys are said to have ducked into various shops along Chatsworth Road when they heard the gun shots, while some workers at various establishments, locked themselves in.

One eyewitness told the Evening Standard: “I’ve never been so scared for my life… I was really, really scared.

‘We thought it was kids throwing fireworks outside. Then one of my colleagues whose boyfriend deals with guns went: ‘Oh my god, that’s a gun.

‘We all ran into the back and closed the door. The police came straightaway and said all the shops had closed and the area was cordoned off. I just saw people running”.

In recent years, Chatsworth Road and surrounding area has undergone a bit of a change, with a range of trendy businesses moving in, rent sky rocketing as well as house prices.  But even that hasn’t stopped the occasional shoot em up bang bangs.

As a result of the ongoing forensic work, Chatsworth Road Market, will not convene on Sunday 27 September.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or the events leading up to the incident are asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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About Remi Makinde

Remi Makinde Hackney Hive founder, publisher and contributor. Hackneyite and all round Girl Friday, who couldn't wait to leave Hackney and London behind her. After hitching her wagon in California, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana for 18 years, with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned happy to put an unconventional and risky past behind her. She is owned by her two dogs Deffer(a Jack Russell & Darcy a Jack Russell/Pomeranian mix) and runs a London based pet sitting business. The big smoke is home for the moment, but she desperately yearns wide open spaces, where she hopes to call home in the near future.

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4 Responses to "Man shot dead in broad daylight on Chatsworth Road, Clapton"

  1. Hackney mum  29/09/2015 at 11:27 am

    I think it is incredibly tasteless that you refer to “shoot em up bang bangs” when a young life has been lost. You should be ashamed to trivialise such terrible violence in this way.

    Reply
    • Remi Makinde
      Remi Makinde  29/09/2015 at 4:28 pm

      Dear Hackney mum. What is the point in sanitzing this madness? I’m not a hand wringer. Lucky for me this is a blog and not a paper and all opinions are my own, so some rules don’t apply to me.

      It is incredibly sad and my heart goes out to his family and all affected by his murder.

      Reply
  2. Local  29/09/2015 at 5:43 pm

    I agree, ‘Shoot em up bang bangs’ is a moronic term to use when someones son has just been murdered.

    Its not ‘sanitising’ to be respectful or to avoid using an idiotic throw away term to describe this shooting.

    Makes no difference who you write for.

    Reply
    • Remi Makinde
      Remi Makinde  30/09/2015 at 7:20 am

      You know what would have been really tragic? Is if one of those stray bulletts had hit an innocent person, just going about their business. I’m not the moronic one, it’s these wannabe scarfaces who chose to live and die by the sword. I’m so over this shit and stopped getting morose a long time ago, but for those of you who aren’t as outraged as I am whenever there’s another sensless killing of another young Black life, there will be more to come….there always is.

      Reply

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