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Man shot in Tower Hamlets 'mistaken identity' case dies

A man shot in an apparent case of mistaken identity in east London has died.

Wayne Stockdale, from Poplar, was shot at about 2220 BST on 6 May at the junction of Knapp Road and Rounton Road, Tower Hamlets.

Police and London Ambulance Service found him in an underpass under flats with several gunshot wounds.

Mr Stockdale was taken to Royal London Hospital where he died at 1250 BST on 10 May.

The victim was apparently riding a bicycle in Rounton Road when two male suspects armed with handguns opened fire, shooting him in the head.

'Not intended target'

The men, described as black or Asian and wearing masks, then made off towards Knapp Road before escaping by car.

Police have no description of the vehicle.

Det Ch Insp John Crossley said: "At this stage we do not believe Wayne was the intended target for this incident which saw shots fired both at him and into the street.

"We would appeal for anyone with information or any witnesses to please contact us as soon as possible."

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