Teenager arrested over shooting bailed

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A teenager arrested over the murder of a man shot during a fight between youths has been bailed, police said today.





The 18-year-old had been questioned over the death of Mahmood Jama, 21, who was killed earlier this month in Forest Gate, east London.



Yesterday he was released on bail to return to a police station in south London pending further inquiries.



Mr Jama, a British citizen of Somali descent, was found lying on the first floor landing of a block of flats in the early hours of January 6.



He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.



The injured man was taken to hospital but later died.



Police believe he was shot when a fight that began on the forecourt of a disused garage continued inside the building.



So far six people have been arrested as part of the police investigation.



Five men aged 20 to 23 were earlier questioned but released with no further action. The sixth man was arrested on Thursday and bailed yesterday.



Police have set up an incident room to investigate the murder.



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