North Woolwich shootings: Two teenagers arrested over Karim Simms’ murder

Karim Samms was shot dead in North Woolich last Friday

Karim Samms was shot dead in North Woolich last Friday - Credit: Archant

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 16-year-old Karim Samms.

Karim died in Roebourne Way in North Woolwich after he was shot in the chest on Friday night.

An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old were arrested on Wednesday at east London addresses and have been bailed to a date in early May.

The same night that Karim was killed, a man in his early twenties was found with a gunshot wound in nearby Claremont Close.

He has since been discharged from hospital, and police believe that both he and Karim were shot in Pier Parade in the same incident.


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Officers will be returning to the scene on Friday, 14 April - one week on from the shootings - to appeal for witnesses.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the Incident Room on 020 8345 3715 or via Twitter @MetCCAlternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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