Fatal shooting on Howson Road [Updated]

Reader Louise reports that police have cordoned off an area, following a fatal incident in Howson Road, at the top of Whitbread Road. One person is reported dead.


It has been confirmed that the incident was a fatal shooting of a 23 year old man at 2am this morning.

The Press Association reports that:

The man was found lying in the road and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He has not been formally identified. No arrests have been made.

The shooting is being investigated by officers from Operation Trident, which deals with gun crime in the black community. Anyone with information should contact police on 020 8247 4553.


The victim has now been named as Matthew Clement, according to Eastlondonlines.