Detectives investigating the murder of a
teenager shot dead in his bedroom said they have "established a link"
with a fatal stabbing at the weekend.
Michael Dosunmu was shot at home
Michael Dosunmu, 15, was murdered by two gunmen in Diamond Street,
Peckham, south-east London, in the early hours of Tuesday.
Police say the church-going teenager may not have been the intended
It is being linked to the death of Javarie Crighton, 21, on Saturday,
in Southampton Way, near Michael's home.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "We can confirm we have
established a link between the fatal shooting of Michael Dosunmu on
Tuesday 6 February in Peckham and the fatal stabbing of the 21-year-old
man on 3 February."
Officers said they were sure Michael's house was specifically
targeted, but were investigating whether the 15-year-old was killed in a
case of mistaken identity.
Michael's older sister was in at the time. She gave him first aid and
he was able to say a few words to her.
He died less than an hour later in hospital just days after
celebrating his 15th birthday.
He was a regular at the Celestial Church of Christ, in nearby Bird In
Bush Road, and attended St Michael's Secondary School, in Bermondsey.
Pastor Julius Shebioba from the church spoke to the boy's father.
A post-mortem exam found Javarie Crighton died from a
"He was completely taken aback, naturally. That boy was loved by
Officers from Scotland Yard's Operation Trident team, which
investigates gun crime in London's African-Caribbean communities, have
not found any link between the boy and local gangs.
Det Supt Gary Richardson, from Trident, said: "This does not appear
to have been a botched burglary. I believe these premises were
Orando Madden, 23, of Wodehouse Avenue, Peckham, has been charged
with the murder of Mr Crighton who was stabbed over the weekend.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 16