Teenager died from gunshot wound to chest

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A teenage boy killed after two balaclava-clad gunmen opened fire on a group of four young friends died from a gunshot wound to the chest, test results have revealed.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Sunday morning on Samuel Adelagun at Walthamstow mortuary, police said.

The 16-year-old from Newham was shot in the early hours of Saturday on a patch of parkland at the junction of Upper Road and Chesterton Road, Plaistow, east London.

A second boy, 15, was also shot and is in a stable condition in hospital.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the group aged 15 and 16 were attacked from behind by the gunmen at around 3.20am.

The only description of the gunmen is that they were dressed in black and wearing balaclavas. It is not known if they travelled in a vehicle or were on foot. No arrests have been made.

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