Murder probe is launched after man is found dead close to where a person was shot dead on Friday
- A man was found with serious head injuries who was later pronounced dead
- Comes just days after a man in his 30s was shot and killed in Wembley on Friday
- Another man shot dead in east London in the early hours of Sunday morning
Published: 18:08 EDT, 7 July 2019 | Updated: 21:14 EDT, 8 July 2019
A man is believed to have been gunned down on Sunday night in the capital’s third fatal shooting of the weekend.
The victim, who is believed to be in his late twenties, was found dead in parkland in Monks Park, Wembley, north-west London, just 48 hours after another fatal shooting in the area.
He who was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin have been informed.
A post-mortem examination will take place in due course and a crime scene remains in place.
Police were called to Brent River Park, in Wembley, this evening at around 7pm by the London Ambulance Service and found a man with serious head injuries (stock image)
Officers at the scene on Harrow road, Wembley on Friday after a man in his 30s was shot and killed
A man in his late 20s was also shot dead in east London in the early hours of Sunday morning – as the capital’s murder 2019 murder toll rises to 71.
Inspector Sammi Elfituri from Brent said: ‘This incident will no doubt alarm and shock those in the local community especially coming so soon after a fatal shooting in Wembley on Friday night.
‘My officers are busy at the crime scene and will be knocking on doors and reviewing local CCTV footage to help build a clearer picture of what has taken place.
‘Specialist police resources are in the area working to help solve this crime and provide reassurance to the public. Police officers will be on hand to speak to locals about concerns they have.
‘We will work relentlessly – day and night – to identify and pursue the culprit(s), bring them to justice, and take weapons off the streets to keep our communities safe.
‘I would urge anyone with information, however small it may seem, to contact investigators to help them build a clearer understanding of what has unfolded and who is involved.’
Forensics at the scene in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton where a man in his 20s was fatally shot last night and died at the scene
The person found dead in Wembley is the 72nd murder in the capital this year