Otas Sarkus: Upton Park double shooting victim dies
- Credit: Met Police
The 20-year-old victim of a double shooting in Upton Park has died.
Detectives launched a murder investigation tonight and released this picture of victim Otas Sarkus, 20.
Police were called at about 10.50pm on Wednesday, August 18 to reports of a shooting on Raymond Road.
Officers and paramedics found Otas Sarkus suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
Police were then called to a Route 238 bus on Plashet Grove where a second man, aged 18-years-old, was found with a gunshot injury. He was also taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.
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Otas was pronounced dead at 2.27pm on Friday, 20 August. His family are now being supported by officers from the Specialist Crime Command.
Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley, said: “Our heartfelt thoughts are with Otas’ family and friends at this time.
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"We have been working tirelessly to try to understand the circumstances surrounding this incident and are today appealing for the public’s help with our investigation.
“The shooting happened in a busy residential area, and I am appealing for people to check their dashcams or private CCTV, specifically for any white Volvo SUV/4x4s – which we believe to have been involved – in the areas of Upton Park and Forest Gate between 22:00 and 23:00hrs on Wednesday.”
The second victim’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
A crime scene remains in place as police continue to investigate and appeal for information.
There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting Operation Tielen or CAD 7763/18Aug. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Online you can visit https://mipp.police.uk/ and submit any photos, footage or information which you believe may be of relevance.