Trust Junior Jordan Gangata, 17, of Zimbabwe, has been identified as the 17-year-old boy murdered at a house party in Armley, Leeds, in the early hours of Sunday, prompting police to close the street.
A teenager who was murdered at a house party was photographed as heartbroken friends paid tribute.
Jordan Gangata, a Trust Junior from Zimbabwe, was discovered dead after police and ambulance crews were called to a house in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
In the early hours of Sunday, the street in the Armley suburb was closed off for a thorough forensic investigation.
Jordan, whose family is from Zimbabwe, was taken to the hospital and died despite heroic efforts to save him.
Friends of his family have expressed their sorrow on social media.
The athletic teen and keen young footballer was from a deeply religious family and many of the messages were spiritual.
Ha Mu wrote: “Words cannot explain how I feel. My heartfelt condolences baba namai Gangata.”
Another loved one Aimee Francis said: “I am so sorry to hear your terrible news… my thoughts are with you and your family.”
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Weekes said: “The loss of a young life in such sudden and violent circumstances is an absolute tragedy, and we are treating this incident very seriously and doing everything we can to identify those responsible.
“We are continuing to support this young man’s family at what is clearly an incredibly difficult time for them, and we are committed to getting them the answers they need as we progress our enquiries.
“Our investigation is still in its very early stages, and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to build up a picture of the full circumstances of this incident.
“We are aware there were a large number of people attending a party at the address when the victim was attacked, and we are keen to speak to anyone who was there and who witnessed any part of this incident.
“We would also like to hear from anyone in the area around the time of the incident who has any relevant CCTV, phone or dashcam footage that could assist the investigation.
“We fully appreciate that this incident will cause understandable concern in the local community, and we are liaising with our colleagues at Leeds District who are working to reassure people.
“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be maintaining an increased presence in the area and are keeping their local community representatives updated as our enquiries progress.”
Source | Mirror UK
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