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Forest Gate shooting: Corey Junior Davis, 14, dies

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Image caption Police said there were "serious concerns" over retaliations and put extra officers on the streets

A 14-year-old boy has died after being gunned down in a double shooting in east London.

Corey Junior Davis, from Forest Gate, died in hospital on Tuesday night, the Metropolitan Police said.

Corey and a 17-year-old boy, who suffered "life-changing" injuries, were found in Moore Walk, in Forest Gate, after the shooting on Monday.

Corey's grandfather, Neville McLeod, said he could not believe "that someone could want to kill" the teenager.

A murder investigation has been launched, although no arrests have been made.

The Met said there were "serious concerns" of retaliation and has put extra officers on the streets.

Mr McLeod said he lived with Corey, who was known as CJ.

"He never gave me any trouble. I've nothing bad to say about CJ. Not one word," he said.

"He might have got into trouble once. But not anything major, that someone could want to kill him."

Image copyright Pete Summers/REX/Shutterstock
Image caption Police are appealing for information about a light coloured 4x4 vehicle that was seen leaving the scene immediately after the shooting

Det Ch Supt Dave Whellams described it as "a very tragic incident".

"A teenage boy's life has been taken in an extreme act of violence leaving his family utterly devastated," he said.

"We are pursuing all lines of inquiry to catch the person responsible for Corey's murder and are keen to hear from anyone who believes they might have information to come forward as it could prove vital to our investigation.

"Our thoughts are with Corey's family at this very difficult time."

Police are appealing for information about a large, light coloured 4x4 vehicle that was seen leaving the scene immediately after the shooting.

Specially-trained officers are supporting Corey's family.

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