Girl, 16, was ‘innocent victim’ of gang war

Agnes Sina-Inakoju Photo: Facebook

A teenager who saw her friend die after being shot in a Hoxton takeaway “dived for cover” during the shooting, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

The witness, referred to as Tanya, told the court she and victim Agnes Sina-Inakoju were in the chicken shop with another friend. They were cracking jokes and laughing before the incident happened, she said, and Agnes did not notice the two hooded men approach the shop and pull out a gun.

Tanya said she saw the suspects – one of whom was dressed in all black ­– arrive at the shop on bicycles. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and fired through the window.

The witness said: “As soon as he pointed at the window everyone dropped apart from Agnes because she wasn’t paying attention. I did not know she had been shot until she dropped to the floor.”

Agnes died after she was shot in the neck last April. It is believed she was an innocent victim of a gang dispute.

Two men, Leon Dunkley and Mohammed Smoured, both 22 and from Hackney, deny murder and possession of firearm with the intention to endanger life. Two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, deny firearms offences. The trial continues.

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