Forest Gate shootings: Witness tells of desperate attempt to save boy, 14
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A pharmacy worker has revealed the moment he comforted a 14-year-old boy who had blood pouring from his head after being shot.
Vishal Narad was one of several people who rushed to the aid of two teenagers shot in broad daylight near a children’s playground in Moore Walk, Forest Gate, just after 3pm on Monday.
Corey Junior Davis, 14, died from his injuries while a 17-year-old is being treated for potential life-changing injuries.
Vishal, who works at a pharmacy in Woodgrange Road, said he and others from a nearby GP surgery desperately tried to offer medical treatment and support.
He said: “One was sitting there and looked like he had a bad injury to his leg but he was talking to the police and he looked to be in an okay condition.
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“The other guy who I was holding while the doctor was giving CPR looked in a really, really bad way.
“There was blood pouring from his head and he was completely unconscious.”
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The part-time radio presenter praised the quick response of the paramedics and police at the scene, located less than a five-minute walk from Forest Gate Community School.
Another resident, who did not want to be named, said: “I just heard the bangs from the gunfire and then the helicopters and sirens. It’s all so shocking.”
No arrests have been made at this time and police are continuing with their enquiries.
Increased stop and search powers, which were introduced yesterday evening, are continuing into a second day.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.