Today will mark a week since 19 year old Joseph Burke-Monerville was violently shot, as he and his two brothers, including his twin sat in a parked car at about 8: 20 pm on Saturday, 16 February. Joseph was pronounced dead at a hospital a short while later.
His twin was not hurt and their 22 year old brother who was shot in the shoulder, has now been discharged from hospital.
Detectives continue to appeal for information on two suspects seen running from the scene.
The first is black, and the second is light-skinned – possibly of Asian or Turkish appearance. They were seen making off on foot from Hindrey Road E5 after the shooting, heading towards the nearby Pembury Estate.
DCI McDonald said: “A week has now passed since Joseph’s tragic murder. Officers from Trident and Hackney borough will be in the Hindrey Road area over the weekend and will be appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and speak to us. I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting and who may seen what happened, or have witnessed the two men fleeing the scene to contact officers.
“Whilst we continue to work to try and establish the motive for this murder, I firmly believe there are people in the community who have important information that will assist the investigation.
“I would like to emphasise Trident will treat any information received sensitively and in the upmost confidence.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8358 1112 (NB: note new number); if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.