Kentish Town shooting: 24-year-old man killed in 'drive-by attack' by men on moped

10 September 2019, 02:52

The man was shot at 00.10 on Monday, 9 September
The man was shot at 00.10 on Monday, 9 September. Picture: PA

By Megan White

A man who was fatally shot in north London on Monday was killed in a drive-by attack by men on a moped, police believe.

Detectives say the 24-year-old was shot at close range on Malden Road, Kentish Town, shortly before midnight.

They believe the suspects waited on a nearby street before producing a gun and killing the man.

Officers are appealing for the occupants of a Toyota Prius, a Ford Focus and a motorbike which were seen in the area to come forward.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and formal identification will take place in due course.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 10 September.

The 24-year-old was killed by the Fiddler's Elbow pub
The 24-year-old was killed by the Fiddler's Elbow pub. Picture: PA

No arrests have yet been made.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: “Everything we have found out so far points to this being a drive-by shooting. We know that just before midnight a moped with a rider and pillion passenger drove north on Malden Road before waiting in Marsden Street for a short period of time.

“The moped then drove back down Malden Road before turning into Prince of Wales Road by the Fiddlers Elbow Pub.

“The suspects then produced a firearm and shot the victim at close range. Forensic analysis and review of CCTV footage continues apace but we need witnesses to come forward.

“Were you there? Did you hear or see anything suspicious? Did you see a moped matching the description making off? Did you see the moped and riders waiting in Marsden Street? My team are ready to take your call.

"We are particularly keen to hear from the occupants of a Toyota Prius, a Ford Focus and motorbike seen in the area at the time.

“Passing motorists with dash-cam footage that captured parts of what took place are also being sought.

“Please do come forward with any information you have. It could prove vital to identifying those involved and bringing them to justice.”

The man was killed less than an hour after a 20-year-old woman was fatally stabbed on Belmont Street, Chalk Farm, just half-a-mile away.