Thursday, May 29, 2008

A teenage Somali drug dealer has died four days after being shot in the head in north London

Sharmaarke Hassan, 17, was found with a gunshot wound in Gilbeys Yard, Camden. The teenager from Camden, who had drugs convictions, died in hospital from his injuries. The 17-year-old is the 15th teenager to be killed in London since the start of the year. Police have said they are keeping an open mind about the motive for the killing but believe he was a member of The Money Squad, one of a number of Somali gangs in the area. He had been previously found guilty of possessing cannabis and offering to supply the drugs, the Crown Prosecution Service said. The murder is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police's Operation Trident unit, which looks at gun crime in London's Afro-Caribbean communities.

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