Man charged over fatal shooting in Forest Gate

Image caption Mahamoud Jama was a British citizen who was born in Somalia

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.

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