A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a fatal shooting in Walthamstow last week.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Monday by police, following the death of 20-year-old Joseph Williams-Torres on March 14.

Mr Williams-Torres, from Walthamstow, was shot while sitting in a stationary car in Essex Close, near the junction with Pretoria Avenue.

He received treatment at the scene from paramedics, but later died en route to hospital.

A post-mortem examination held on Friday at Walthamstow mortuary gave his cause of death as a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.

A 17-year-old boy was also arrested at an address in Leytonstone on Tuesday in connection with the murder and remains in custody at an east London police station.

In a statement, Mr Williams-Torres’s parents said: “Joseph was very much loved by his family and friends. He will be missed by all.

As Joseph’s parents we would like to appeal to other parents to look into your hearts and ask yourselves, if I was in that position would I want other parents to pass on any information they know or suspect.

“If you do then please do the right thing and contact the police.”

Scotland Yard is still appealing for information that will bring Mr Williams Torres’s killers to justice.

DCI Andrew Packer, leading the investigation for the Met, said: "The victim was in a stationary vehicle which was approached by suspects before shots were fired.

“Three people then ran from the scene. I would like to hear from anyone who might have seen these people in the area around the time of the incident.

“We are completing a witness appeal tonight so please come and speak to my officers if you have any information.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Met incident room on: 0208 345 3865 or Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.