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Clapton shooting: 'Mistaken identity' murder appeal

  • 22 February 2013
  • From the section London
Joseph Burke-Monerville
Image caption Police will return to the scene of Mr Burke-Monerville's death this weekend

Police are to return to the scene of the murder of a university student a week ago in a bid for information.

Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, died in hospital after being shot while sitting in a parked car with his two brothers in Clapton, east London on Saturday.

The teenager, from Islington, north London, is believed to have been mistaken for someone else.

No arrests have been made so far but police want to trace two men seen running away from Hindrey Road.

'Information known'

Det Chief Insp Kenny McDonald said: "A week has now passed since Joseph's tragic murder.

"Whilst we continue to work to try and establish the motive for this murder, I firmly believe there are people in the community who have important information that will assist the investigation."

He said officers from the specialist Trident unit and the local borough of Hackney will be in the Hindrey Road area over the weekend asking witnesses to come forward.

One of the suspects seen running from crime is described as a black man while the other is light-skinned, possibly of Asian or Turkish appearance, police said.

They headed towards the Pembury Estate.

A post-mortem examination showed Joseph died from a gunshot wound to the head.

His 22-year-old older brother has since been discharged from hospital after he was also shot while his twin, who was in the back of the car with Joseph when the shooting happened at about 20:20 GMT, was not injured.

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