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John Pordage fatal shooting: Boy, 16, arrested

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was shot outside a petrol station in Chelmsford.John Pordage, 34, died after being shot in the chest outside the BP garage in Baddow Road, at about 02:10 BST on Saturday.The 16-year old from Chelmsford was arrested on Sunday afternoon.Three others, including a 15-year old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Mr Pordage was a keen bodybuilder who worked as an electrician for a fire alarm company.He was described as a “big personality” with a “friendly nature” by his mother Sue Wilson.”He was fun-loving and wore his heart on his sleeve,” she said.”John loved working out at the gym and was into healthy eating. He was also an accomplished artist who loved creativity and design.”We are going to miss him so very much. Words cannot describe the pain I am going through right now.”A post-mortem examination found Mr Pordage died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest.
Source: BBC Essex