RAF cadet Abdul Mayanja, 19, a Ugandan shot and killed in United Kingdom, London on his way to a barbecue.
According to Metro.co.uk, Abdul was just days from leaving for LA to start training, hoping to one day realise his dream of becoming a pilot.
He was shot near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London on
A Gofundme page has been set up to raise money for Mr Mayanja’s
family, which describes him as a ‘wonderful man’ and suggests he could have been targeted because of something he was carrying or where he was from.
A message on the page reads: ‘Help raise money for the Mayanja family who lost their son, Abdul.
RAF cadet shot dead on his way to a barbecue was due to start training in days.
He wanted to be a pilot and was training with the RAF.
‘Abdul was a great person to everyone he was loved and cherished, a great older Brother & Son & A outstanding Brother to all his peers &
fellow RAF members.
‘His death was a shock to many people, our society is coming to a
stage where young teens are targeted because of their belongings &
where they are from.’
A murder investigation has been launched but no arrests have been
made, the Metropolitan Police said.
Detectives believe Abdul left his home in Plaistow at around 10pm on
Friday and may have been in the company of two women, described as
Armed police and paramedics attended the scene in Well Lane at 10.40pm
after being called to reports of shots fired.
Abdu was rushed to an east London hospital but he later died in hospital.
A post-mortem examination is yet to be held.
Detective Chief Inspector Will Reynolds, who is leading the
investigation, said: ‘We know he left his home address in his car at
around 10pm and was then found injured by officers at 10.40pm, so we
are keen to establish who he was with and his movements during that
‘We know from information we have been provided with so far that he
may have been in the company of two women, described as black. If you
are those women we want to hear from you. I understand that they may
be scared or reluctant to come forward but it is vital that we hear