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Killed boy's parents say son was 'simply the best'

Charlie Wright
Charlie Wright was studying to be a carpenter

The parents of a teenager fatally shot in south-east London have said they are devastated by the loss of the "best" son.

Charlie Wright, 17, of Eltham, was found with a gunshot wound to his face at a flat in Calvert Road, Greenwich, in the early hours of Friday.

Two women, aged 36 and 46, two men, aged 20 and 27, and a boy, 17, were arrested and bailed over the death.

Police said it was being treated as a murder inquiry.

A statement from Charlie's parents, Lisa and John Wright, said: "As a family we are absolutely devastated by the loss of Charlie.

He was caring, funny and had the biggest of hearts
Statement from Lisa and John Wright

"He was caring, funny and had the biggest of hearts.

"Charlie was studying to be a carpenter at Lewisham College and had his whole life ahead of him.

"We have so many wonderful memories to treasure. Our son was simply the best. We will all miss him terribly.

"We ask anyone with any information in relation to the death of our son to contact the police immediately."

Detectives have said they are keeping an open mind about why the teenager was shot.

Forensic officers have been examining the flat, which neighbours described as a "doss house" where anti-social behaviour was frequent.

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