|SHOT AND STABBED: Ola Raji|
Friends of a young man who died after being shot three times and stabbed have condemned his “pointless, savage” murder.
Ola Raji, 20, was cycling through an estate in Peckham, near a community centre founded in memory of murdered schoolboy Damilola Taylor, when he was ambushed by two men.
They fled after the attack at 10.30pm last Tuesday, and Mr Raji was later pronounced dead in hospital.
His friends paid tribute to a “loving, bubbly” character. Some gathered at the spot where he collapsed in East Surrey Grove.
Mr Raji was a pupil at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School in Camberwell who went on to college and had spoken of ambitions to become an engineer.
A close friend, who gave her name as Keana, said: “He was always there for me, whenever I was down he lifted me up. He was bubbly, lovely person.”
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