Follow Metropolitan Police

Detectives appeal for information following drive-by shooting murder

News   •   Sep 09, 2019 19:54 BST

Detectives continue to investigate the murder of a 24-year-old man who was fatally shot in Kentish Town and are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe, from the Specialist Crime Command,  said: “Everything we have found out so far points to this being a drive-by shooting. We know that just before midnight a moped with a rider and pillion passenger drove north on Malden Road before waiting in Marsden Street for a short period of time. The moped then drove back down Malden Road before turning into Prince of Wales Road by the Fiddlers Elbow Pub. The suspects then produced a firearm and shot the victim at close range. Forensic analysis and review of CCTV footage continues apace but we need witnesses to come forward.

“Were you there? Did you hear or see anything suspicious? Did you see a moped matching the description making off? Did you see the moped and riders waiting in Marsden Street? My team are ready to take your call. 

"We are particularly keen to hear from the occupants of a Toyota Prius, a Ford Focus and motorbike seen in the area at the time. Passing motorists with dash-cam footage that captured parts of what took place are also being sought. Please do come forward with any information you have. It could prove vital to identifying those involved and bringing them to justice.”

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service shortly before midnight on Sunday, 8 September to reports of a shooting on Malden Road, NW5.

Officers, including firearms officers, and London’s Air Ambulance attended. The victim was found suffering a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene at 00:10hrs on Monday, 9 September.

His next of kin have now been informed. Formal identification will take place in due course.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 10 September.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command continue to investigate.

At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8358 0200

If you have information about this incident, or information about someone you suspect to be carrying a weapon and you do not want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/. It is 100 per cent anonymous. They never ask your name and cannot trace your call or IP address.

You can also visit www.fearless.org to pass on information anonymously.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or #LondonNeedsYouAlive