Man charged over fatal shooting in Forest Gate
Police investigating a fatal shooting which happened during a fight between youths have charged a man with murder.
Mahamoud Jama, 21, of Plaistow, east London, was shot in the chest and found on a first-floor landing at Whyteville House in Forest Gate, on 6 January.
Mohamed Farah Ali, 18, of no fixed address, is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court later.
Mr Ali is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.
Detectives believe an altercation took place between two groups of youths on a former garage forecourt in Studley Road and continued into Whyteville House, where the victim was shot.
Police said Mr Jama was a British citizen who was born in Somalia.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Operation Trident unit, which investigates crime in the black community, are heading the murder inquiry.