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Police name man shot dead in Walthamstow

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  A man killed in a shooting has now been named by police.

Kacey Boothe, 25, died in hospital after he was shot in Forest Rise, Walthamstow, on Saturday (August 13).

By the time officers arrived at the scene, they were told that an injured man had been taken to hospital in a private vehicle.

A crime scene was established at the location and there has been an increased police presence in the area since the shooting.

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Police have since released an appeal asking for attendees at a party near the shooting to come forward, as they believe they may be able to help with enquiries.

Police have been investigating since the shooting

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith said: “While we have not yet made any arrests, we are working tirelessly to identify the person or persons responsible for this senseless act of violence.

“We know that there were a number of people in the area at the time of the attack, including people who were attending a party at the community centre nearby.

“It is vital that anyone with information comes forward and speaks to us. What may seem like an insignificant detail could be the key that unlocks this case.”

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Chief Superintendent Simon Crick said: “The thoughts of all of us in the Met are with Kacey’s family as they come to terms with such a terrible loss. They will be provided with whatever support they need.

“We are in close contact with our partners and with representatives from the local community. We know how shocked so many people have been by this incident.”

He continued: “I would like to reiterate what DCI Smith has said about the importance of witnesses coming forward. We will do everything we can to get justice for Kacey’s family.

“The community can play a big part in that by being willing to support our efforts.”

Anyone who was at the party near the shooting or has information that could help the investigation is asked to call 101 referencing 7405/14Aug.

Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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