Police that are investigating a fatal shooting in Plumstead have made a fifth arrest it has been revealed.
The suspect is 18 years old and was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday, 15 June.
He was arrested in a car park on Hartville Road, SE18 at 4:54pm on Friday, 14 June.
A 19-year-old man was found with critical injuries at the scene and died shortly afterwards. Formal identification has now taken place. He is Eniola Aluko from Thamesmead (pictured).
Detective Inspector John Marriott, said: “I am continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact police.
“The shooting took place not far from Plumstead Railway Station and I would urge anyone who was commuting to or from this station to come forward. It was also sunny at the time and a number of people would have been enjoying the weather in the area of Plumstead Gardens; I need you to come forward.
“Although we have now made five arrests I am continuing to ask for your help to progress this investigation.”
The family of Eniola have released the following statement:“Eniola was a wonderful son who was looking forward to starting university later this year.
“Now all that life and opportunity has been torn away from him in the most cruel and heartless way.
“Eniloa loved his family and was deeply loved in return.
“He was good, kind and respectful and we are struggling to understand why he has been taken from us.
“No family should be forced to endure, what we are now enduring.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or via 101 quoting reference Cad 6004/14June.
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