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Girl shot in the neck at takeaway in east London dies

Agnes Sina-Inakoju
Agnes was with friends when she was shot

Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 16-year-old girl who was shot in the neck at a takeaway shop in east London.

Agnes Sina-Inakoju was shot through the window of Hoxton Chicken and Pizza on Hoxton Street in Hackney by two people on bikes on Wednesday night.

She was taken to a local hospital but died on Friday morning, police said.

Detectives said there was no evidence Agnes was a gang member and it was likely she was not the intended target.

Det Ch Insp John Crossley, leading the investigation, said: "At this early stage, we believe two males approached the premises on mountain bikes.

It is highly likely she wasn't the intended target
Det Ch Insp John Crossley

"One fired a shot through the window, hitting the victim, who was inside the premises with friends."

He added: "There is nothing to indicate Agnes was part of any gang at this time.

"It is highly likely she wasn't the intended target."

The killer has been described as dark-skinned, aged in his late teens, and of slim build.

The other suspect is of mixed-race or Mediterranean appearance, aged in his late teens and of chubby build.

Both were wearing dark clothing and made off down Falkirk Street towards Kingsland Road.

The shooting is being dealt with by detectives from the force's Operation Trident - the unit which investigates serious crime in the capital's black community.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.



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