A teenager who was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in east London has been named by police. Guled Farah, 19, was driven to the hospital by friends after the ‘shocking attack’ in Walthamstow at around 11pm on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at 11.38pm, sadly becoming the victim of the 108th killing to hit the capital this year.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday but has since been released under investigation. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Healy called it a ‘shocking attack’ and said the ‘perpetrators need to be found and the firearm taken off the streets’.
Two other people, a 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man, were also seriously injured in the incident, although their injuries were not life-threatening.
It came less than 24 hours after a 20-year-old man was killed in a ‘senseless’ stabbing at a house party in north-east London.
Friends of the 19-year-old took him to hospital on Saturday night but he was pronounced dead a short time later (Picture: PA)
Two other people, a 17-year-old boy, and a 24-year-old man, were also seriously injured in the incident (Picture: PA)
A neighbor, who lives in a flat overlooking the street, said he woke up to find police cars and uniformed officers had taped off Vallentin Road after the shooting.
He said: ‘It is just sad. A shooting is horrible. I feel saddened for the family but I guess this sort of thing can happen anywhere now these days.’ Detectives are continuing their appeal for information over the Vallentin Road shooting. MORE: UK