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Detectives thank Lambeth community and appeal for more witnesses to fatal shooting

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Detectives thank Lambeth community and appeal for more witnesses to fatal shooting

Detectives continue to appeal for information and witnesses after a man was fatally shot in Lambeth.

Medical staff called police at around 02:30hrs on Saturday, 11 May. They reported that the victim, suffering a gunshot injury, had been dropped off at St Thomas’ Hospital in a private car.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, the man sadly died shortly after 03:00hrs. He has been named as Jazmel Patterson-Low, 26, of Lambeth. His family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Jazmel was shot at around 02:25hs that morning on the Westbury Estate in St Rule Street SW8. A post-mortem examination was held on Sunday, 12 May. It gave cause of death as a single gunshot wound.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the murder investigation. There has been no arrest. The car has been found and forms part of the ongoing investigation.

Detective Inspector Martin Thorpe, Specialist Crime, said: “Around 40 people had been gathered in and around St Rule Street on Friday evening and the early hours of Saturday morning. A dispute appears to have flared up rapidly after 2am, resulting in shots being fired.

“I am extremely grateful to those who have already come forward to provide information. Along with CCTV and forensic enquiries, this has provided numerous lines of enquiry, which detectives are working around the clock to develop.

“I am certain there are other people who will know what happened in St Rule Street and who was responsible for the shooting. I urge them to come forward and share that information.

“If you don’t want to speak to police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously. Some people have already done that – I don’t know who they are, but I have their information and I thank them.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, the senior officer responsible for policing Lambeth, said: “Ever since Saturday morning, I have remained in contact with local people and partners in Lambeth. We are all appalled by the brutal killing of Jazmel and we are working together to protect and support the community.

“Jazmel’s family deserve answers. Dedicated police officers, including specialists from across the Met, are determined to do everything we can for them - to bring whoever killed Jazmel to justice, and to protect the community by taking his killer off the streets.

“But we do need even more help from the local community to achieve those crucial aims. If you have crucial information – if you know who fired that gun – please come forward and share that information now.”

Anyone with any information or footage is asked to call police on 101 and give reference 884/11May. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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