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Man Left With Bullet Lodged In Head After Shooting

Friday 20th June 2014

Met Police are offering a 20,000 reward for information after a man was shot in the head as he walked home from work in south London.

An x-ray of the victim's head

The 28 year old Chinese national had a bullet left lodged in his skull after the shooting in Tulse Hill just after midnight on 21st September last year.

The victim was shot at close range by a man on his own outside Fairview House on the Roupel Estate.

He managed to make his way home and an ambulance was called. He was treated in Kings College Hospital and discharged three days later, with the bullet still lodged in his head.

Police say they have been unable to identify a suspect in his late teens or early 20s.

The attempted murder is believed to have been completely unprovoked. Nothing was stolen from the victim so officers do not believe robbery to be a motive.

The 20,000 reward is offered for information which would lead to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person responsible.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 7 tall, in his late teens or early twenties, and wearing a black hooded top - zipped up to the nose and with hood up - along with black jeans.

Detective Chief Inspector Jason Prins, Trident Gang Crime Command said:

"This was a shocking incident whereby a young man walking home from work in the early hours of the morning was shot at close range. Understandably he and his family are very distressed by this apparently motiveless and senseless attack. The gun used in the attack was some form of self-loading pistol which was shot at very close range.

I would like to reassure any potential witnesses who may be worried about making contact with police that Trident has extensive expertise in protecting witnesses and there are a range of measures that can be taken to protect you."

Members of the public with any information can contact the Trident South investigation team on 020 8247 4877 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.