Two Teenagers Arrested over Lakeside Road Shooting

Police believe they know identity of victim

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Police say they have arrested two teenagers over the fatal shooting of a young man on Lakeside Road on Monday afternoon, and believe they know the identity of the victim.

The latest police statement says that on May one man aged 19 was arrested in connection with the inquiry and he remains in custody at a west London police station.

Later on the same evening a teenage boy aged 17 was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at a west London police station.

The statement continues:  "Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses and information after a murder in West Kensington.
Police were alerted at approximately 4.10pm on Monday May 9 re a shooting at Lakeside Road W14.

" Officers and the air ambulance attended, but the victim, aged in his twenties was confirmed dead at the scene.

" A post-mortem is scheduled to take place at Fulham Mortuary on Wednesday May 11. 

" We believe we know the identity of the victim and are in the process of tracing next-of-kin. We await formal identification.

" Inquiries are underway to fully establish the circumstances of the incident, but it is known that the victim was sitting in the driver's seat of a parked car when he was shot by a lone suspect.

" We retain an open mind re any motive at this stage. "

An incident room has opened under DI Mark Gower of the Trident unit, which investigates gun crime in the black  community.

DI Gower says: "This incident happened at a busy time of the day just off the Shepherds Bush Road and there would have been lots of people in the area at the time.

"There will be people who witnessed what has happened and we urge you to come forward if you have any information. Trident understand and support the community and will work closely with witnesses who may have concerns about coming forward."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8733 4648. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


May 11, 2011