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UPDATE: New appeal as victim named in Brent murder

News   •   Aug 13, 2020 21:25 BST

[Victim: Jeffrey Wegbe]

The victim of a fatal shooting in Brent has been named as detectives investigating the murder continue to appeal for witnesses.

Police were called to reports of a shooting in Hansel Road, NW6, at 00:20hrs on Wednesday, 12 August.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a man with a gunshot wound to his chest. Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been named as 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegbe who lived in Brent. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Jeffrey’s family, said: “Our beloved Jeffrey was killed on Wednesday morning in what can only be described as a senseless violent attack. Understandably, we are distraught by the news and ask that you keep us all in your thoughts and prayers. We would also like to say a huge thank you to the family, police and wider community for all their support.”

The investigation is being led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Detective Inspector James Howarth, said: “It appears that Jeffrey Wegbe was attacked at his home when males approached his front door and fired shots that have ultimately led to his death. 

“We retain an open mind concerning the motive for the attack and are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry at a pace. I urge anyone who has information concerning this incident to contact my team who are waiting to speak with you. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0300 , or police via 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting Cad 140/12Aug. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.