Police need help from the public after a 24-year-old man sadly died after being shot in Fulham last night.
Shots were fired in Walham Grove near Fulham Broadway station at around 9.30pm. Police and ambulances arrived but then man was found dead in the front passenger seat of a parked car.
“At this stage detectives believe that the victim, who was with a friend, had stopped for something to eat at a fast food restaurant in Walham Grove. They parked the car they were driving – a silver and black Renault Captur – in Walham Grove, near the junction with North End Road,” police said.
“After the two friends left the restaurant they returned to the car. The victim was shot as he was getting into the front passenger seat. It would appear that the gunman had been lying in wait.”
And Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, who is leading the investigation, added: “North End Road and Walham Grove would have been busy at that time of night.
“I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard something that could help us catch the person responsible for this murder.
“It would appear that the murderer had been waiting in the street in Walham Grove for a while for the friends to return to their car. Did you see someone hanging around in the area from about 20:30hrs up until the time of the murder?
“Also, I am directly appealing to any cyclists or drivers who were in Walham Grove or North End Road from 20:30hrs who may have captured images on their own cameras. This material could have captured something that may prove significant, so please get in touch with us and share your footage.
“At this stage in our investigation we are keeping an open mind regarding motive and will be trying to establish the victim’s precise movements in the days running up to his murder.
“Officers have been working through the night to carry out house-to-house enquiries and capture any CCTV.”
If you have ANY information, please contact the incident room on 020 8785 8099, or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.