Funeral of Forest Gate shooting victim will take place on Friday
PUBLISHED: 12:46 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:18 18 October 2017
The funeral of a 14-year-boy who was shot dead in Forest Gate will take place on Friday.
Corey Junior Davies, who was known as CJ, was hit in the head by up to 100 shotgun pellets from behind next to a playground in Moore Walk, on September 4.
The youngster, who had been staying at his grandfather’s house nearby, died in hospital and his 17-year-old friend received potentially life-changing injuries to his leg.
Hundreds of people are expected at the church service which will take place in south London, followed by a burial.
Mourners are asked to wear navy blue clothing with a touch of colour.
Earlier this month Corey’s mother Keisha McLeod, 38, spoken publicly for the first time about losing her “funny, caring and handsome” son.
She said: “My son did not deserve this death, he hadn’t had a life yet, he was still being a child.”
No one has been charged with Corey’s killing.
Ms McLeod is urging anyone with information to come forward and help catch those responsible, she said: “My pain is real, my pain could turn into someone else’s pain.
“It will be somebody else’s pain if we don’t stop this.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8345 3775 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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