Detectives renew their plea for Powell Road Shooting

Detectives investigating the 31st July shooting of 19 yr old Joshua Owen in Clapton, have renewed their plea for witnesses to come forward.

Joshua and a friend were walking along Powell Road at approx. 4:20 pm when he was shot 5 times.

Police are keen to talk to anyone who may have seen the two suspects hanging around the scene outside near to the rear of Gooch House, for some time prior to the shooting. Both suspects are described as dark skinned, although one may have been lighter skinned. They are aged in their late teens or possible early 20s. Both males were wearing dark or black hooded jackets or tops.

They are particularly interested to hear from anyone that may have seen a car make off from the area of Kenninghall Road or Nightingale Road, shortly after the shooting took place.

DC Neil Whitbread, from Operation Trident, said: ‘ This was a planned, pre-mediated and callous attack on an innocent 19 year old boy who was just walking down the road, minding his own business. Fortunately, early indications are that Joshua will make a full recovery in time, which is a miracle in itself, given the circumstances of this horrific attack.

“It could easily have been a far worse a scenario for Joshua and his family. The persons behind this attack showed a blatant and quite frankly staggering disregard for the life of another person and I appeal to anyone in the local community who may have information about this incident to contact the investigation team. We are happy to speak with anyone confidentially and can deal with any issues that potential witnesses may have who are frightened to come forward and speak to police. We maintain an open mind as to a possible motive, but we will continue to pursue all possible avenues of enquiry in order to bring Joshua’s attackers to justice.”

Anyone who has any information about this incident or saw anything suspicious is asked to contact the Trident Team on 0208 217 7366.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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