An 18-year-old Nigerian, David Adegbite, has been shot dead by a gang at a car park in Barking, East London.
Reports say he was ambushed and shot in the head while visiting friends at St Ann’s estate, where he formerly lived.
According to his friends, Adegbite was “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
“He was such a smart guy, really clever and good at math. He was due to start university.
“He was no gangster or drug dealer; he was a good family guy. He always talked about how much he loved his mother and wanted to make her proud.
“He was popular with everyone. I just can’t believe there are people out there in London with guns, you expect it in America but not here,” an 18-year-old, who gave her name as Mary, told the UK Evening Standard.
UK authorities arrested two 20-year-olds in connection with David’s death. One was released on bail pending further enquiries while the second remained in police custody.
Before his death, Adegbite had dreamed of studying at Middlesex University in the United Kingdom.