Watch: Video shows Alex Ajanaku fatal shooting vehicle after illegal rave in Leyton

Police investigating the fatal shooting of Alex Ajanaku in Leyton, Waltham Forest, have issued an appeal for witnesses and information.
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The family of an 18-year-old shot dead after an illegal rave have backed a renewed appeal by the Met Police for witnesses.

Alex Ajanaku, 18, was killed on the Beaumont Estate, Leyton, in the early hours of Wednesday September 1 2021.

Police say most of the people at an unlicensed music event had left but a small group remained and were sitting on a bench when the shots were fired.

The vehicle believed to have been used was a black Kia Sportage. The Met said it had been stolen from Chingford shortly before midnight on August 16 2021. On September 3, it was found burnt out in Walthamstow.

A reward of up to £20,000 has been offered by the Met for information leading to a prosecution.

Alex Ajanaku

Alex’s mum said: “My life was completely devastated by Alex’s murder. I loved him so much and miss him every day.

“It has been more than two years since he was killed and nobody has been brought to justice for his murder. I want to appeal to anyone who has any information about what happened or who is responsible for Alex’s death to come forward and talk to police.”

Police believe a black Kia Sportage was used in the fatal shooting of Alex Ajanaku. (Photos by MPS)Police believe a black Kia Sportage was used in the fatal shooting of Alex Ajanaku. (Photos by MPS)
Police believe a black Kia Sportage was used in the fatal shooting of Alex Ajanaku. (Photos by MPS)

Met Police investigation

Detective Sergeant Fenton Davis, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: “Although we have made four arrests as part of our investigation, we still need your help to identify who was responsible for taking Alex’s life.

“We believe that Alex was at a music event on the estate the previous evening and a large number of people would have been there. Did you see anything that could help his trace his murderer? Any piece of information could prove vital in providing Alex’s family with the answers they need.

“Please do the right things and call us. A reward remains in place.”

Witnesses

Anyone with information can call the incident room directly on 020 8345 3775 or via 101. They can tweet @MetCC.

To remain anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.