A mother made an emotional return to the scene of the murder of her son for the first time in a bid to help catch his killers.
Josephine Denis visited the spot in East Acton where Daniel Ezra Denis was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday (17) morning, as police offered a £30,000 reward for information.
Daniel, died a year ago in Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith, in the early hours of September 18 after being shot in his car in Brassie Avenue.
The 26-year-old, also known as Iceberg, was rushed to the specialist trauma unit hours after the attack at about 10.30pm on September 18 last year but medics could not save his life.
Josephine Denis lives not far from the scene had never been to the scene before Wednesday (17).
The 48-year-old said: "I found out at about 2.50am when the police came to my house. They told me someone they believe to be my son had been shot and I just froze.
"I remember going to bed the night before and being called by his child's mother who said she was worried about him because he wasn't answering his phone. I thought 'God please let it be because he's with the police and nothing else.'
"His death has left a big void, he was my first son and was like a father to his younger brother. He died ten days before his daughter's first birthday, now he can be never be there for her.
"Words can't explain how I or the family feels, life will never be the same again.
"I want his killers to be brought to justice through the law, I don't want anyone to take revenge, I don't want anymore blood spilled."
Ms Denis,who works for the Old Oak Community Centre providing services such as English lessons and a creche, says there was a culture of silence which needed to be broken.
She added: "I strongly believe that violence in the black community is something the black community is going to have to solve. It's a big problem and it's taking our young people away. When you hear children as young as nine talking about gang culture you know it is serious.
"I know what my son did, I know he didn't hurt or kill anyone, he didn't deserve to die.
"I want to ask his killers why they did what they did. I know no explanation could ever justify it, but I still want to ask them why they took away my son."
Police believe they know who is responsible and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. They say they have measures such as screens and voice modulation to protect witnesses' identities.
A reward of £20,000 has been offered for information leading to a prosecution of Daniel Ezra Denis's killers and a further £10,000 for the recovery of the gun used in the murder.
In July five men were arrested, all have been released without charge.
If you have any information call the incident room on 020 8733 4704 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
* The SUBMACHINE gun used to take the life of Daniel Ezra Denis was a converted replica, one of 90 bought from a Northolt dealership.
The Mac10s were adapted to fire live rounds by Grant Wilkinson in his makeshift factory in a village near Reading. He was jailed for life for his crime.
The 34-year-old bought the guns legally from Sabre Defence Industries in Northolt posing as a production worker from a James Bond film.
Police are offering a £10,000 reward to find the weapon and the 39 others still in circulation.
Mr Denis's death is one of 52 shootings and nine killings linked to the guns dating back to August 2004.
The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 came into force last year banning the manufacture, import and sale of realistic imitation firearms in most circumstances.