Teenage girl dies following shooting in Hackney Wick


Shereka Marsh

Shereka Marsh

Detectives in Hackney are investigating a shooting of a teenage girl inside a premises in The East Way, in Hackney Wick.

Police were called shortly before 4.00 PM today, Saturday, 22 March Officers attended the scene, together with London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance (HEMS).

The girl – believed to be aged around 15 years – was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers believe they know the identity of the girl and have begun informing eastwayshootingfamily, however they await formal identification. However locals say the teenager was 15 year old Shereka Marsh, who also had a Twitter account under the username SerekaLove_.  Comments on a Facebook memorial page indicate she was shot in the neck accidentally and possibly by her teenage boyfriend.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Detectives from the Homicide & Major Crime Command are investigating. Enquiries continue to establish the circumstances of the incident.

Three males were arrested near to the scene. They were taken to an east London police station, where they remain in custody.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

About Remi

Remi 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 to London, happy to put an unconventional and risqué past behind her. It sometimes feels like she’s still at war with herself. This often leads her into a whole lot of trouble, although it’s fair to blame it on some of her best qualities: intelligence, original thinking, willingness to take risks, skepticism, rebelliousness, independence, and creativity. But you know what, much of the trouble she gets into is because she can’t help pointing out that the emperor is naked. Remi still lives by her own rules, nobody else’s. She is owned by her two dogs Deffer(a Jack Russell ) Darcy (a Jack Russell/Pomeranian mix now deceased but can’t remove their names) and two Black cats she adopted December 2021, Desmond and Tutu. She is proprietor of London’s finest and long established pet sitting service. 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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