Police believe people in Hackney may hold important information about Joseph Burke-Monerville’s murder

Joseph Burke-Monerville died of a gunshot wound to the head. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Joseph Burke-Monerville died of a gunshot wound to the head. Picture: Metropolitan Police - Credit: Archant

Police returned to a murder scene in Lower Clapton at the weekend where a teenage university student was fatally shot in the head one week ago.

Detectives continue to appeal for information after Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, and his twin brother were in the back of a parked vehicle in Hindrey Road, when three shots were fired into it last Saturday night at around 8.20pm.

Police believe the tragic incident was a case of mistaken identity.

Mr Burke-Monerville, from Islington, was rushed to hospital, but died at 11.10pm from a gunshot wound to the head.

His older brother, 22, who was in the front seat, was also shot but has now been discharged from hospital.

The victim’s twin brother escaped unharmed.

No arrests have been made, but two suspects, one black and one light-skinned, possibly Asian or Turkish, were seen running from the scene – towards the Pembury Estate.

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DCI Kenny McDonald who is leading the investigation for Trident said: “A week has now passed since Joseph’s tragic murder.

“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.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8358 1112 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.