Two young men have been found guilty of the murder of Agnes Sina-Inakoju, who died after being shot in a takeaway on Hoxton Street in April last year.
The Old Bailey in central London saw a judge sentence Leon Dunkley, 22, and Mohammed Smoured, 21, to a minimum of 32 years without parole and warn they may never be released. Later Agnes' brother spoke movingly to the BBC about his sister.
These sentences are a welcome message that should act both as a forceful deterrent and a strong statement that these actions have no place in our community.
Hackney Council, the Police, and many groups, including many community organisations, continue to work both to prevent gun crime, warn young people of the dangers of becoming involved in gangs, and ensure the widest possible opportunities are available to the young people of Hackney.
If you'd like to speak to us about any issue related to young people in Hackney please do get in touch.