Newham man, 20, is shot dead

A man shot dead in South London on Saturday had been named as Daniel Famakinwa from Newham.

Scotland Yard said officers were called at 4.15am on Saturday to Waylett Place, West Norwood.

The 20-year-old victim from Manor Park, was taken to hospital suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest, and died just after at 5.30am.

A post-mortem examination gave Mr Famakinwa’s cause of death as a gunshot wound.

Det Chief Insp Caroline Goode, from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “We now know Daniel had been out dancing that night with a group of friends and afterwards they were waiting for a bus at the bus stop at Waylett Place and Norwood Road. “There was an altercation between Daniel’s group and another group of black men who were also waiting at the bus stop which has resulted in Daniel being killed.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to come forward as you may hold significant information.

“We are specifically appealing for a white woman in a checked shirt who was also at the bus stop, and who had no connection to either group, to come forward.

Most Read

“She understandably made off at the time but we need her to contact police - she may have vital information.”

Anybody with any information is asked to ring 08451 25 35 45

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter