A 27-year-old man who died after being shot in a snooker hall in Leyton has been named by police.

Grineo Daka, from Stratford, was found with a gunshot injury after police were called to the Phoenix Club in Lea Bridge Road shortly before 3am on July 7.

Despite the efforts of Met Police officers and the London Ambulance Service, he died at the scene.

Mr Daka's next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination took place at Walthamstow mortuary on July 9 and it gave the cause of death as a single gunshot.

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting previously arrested four people and have made two further arrests. Five men and a woman have now been arrested in connection with the inquiry.

A 29-year-old-man was arrested today (Monday, July 15) on suspicion of murder at a location in Park Royal.

A 27-year-old-woman was arrested at the same time and location on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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The scene of the fatal shooting on July 7. Photo: Antony Shelley

Previously, detectives arrested:

  • A 26-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly after the shooting and has been released under investigation.
  • A 21-year-old-man arrested on the same day (7 July) and was later released with no further action.
  • A 33-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of murder at Heathrow Airport on July 7 and has now been bailed to return to a police station in early August.
  • A 34-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of murder on July 10. He has since been bailed to return on a date in early August.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley who leads the investigation said: “We understand the victim and two other men had gone to the snooker club. The victim was then involved in an altercation with another group and a number of shots were fired. Now a man has lost his life, two others are injured and we need the community to support us and help bring those responsible to justice.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in or near the Phoenix Club to pick up the phone and call police now. Anyone with information about this brutal crime can contact the incident room, where detectives are ready to support you and take your call.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 0208 345 3715 or via 101. You can also contact via Twitter at @MetCC. Please quote CAD 1438/07JUL.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contact them anonymously online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Additionally if there are any young people who either have information about violence they can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.