”The two young gang members shot yesterday in East London, one fatally, are just two more casualties of the gang culture in London and even now will be remembered on 'Facebook' by fellow gun-toting gang members as 'soljers'…”And right on cue…
Floral tributes, including seven bunches of white roses, were laid at the foot of the police ¬cordon taping off the scene in Plaistow. One read: “To Sammy, one of the realist young bucks. Gone but never forgotten. 100% love. Liam.”We do, however, note one new wrinkle – to that ubiquitous phrase so recently beloved of all police spokescreatures:
Detective Chief Inspector John Mackenzie said: “They knocked up a house where the occupants provided some shelter as Good Samaritans. In there unfortunately one of the youths died.”How long before they drop the ‘rare’ altogether..?
He added: “Shooting incidents are still rather rare in London. We are working with the community and asking them to help us.”