POLICE are investigating whether a fatal shooting in Fulham is linked to the killing of Darcy Bruce, a former resident gunned down outside Wandsworth Prison whose funeral took place hours earlier.
Last night's 28-year-old victim was shot dead just before 7pm as he left Geranium House in the Fulham Court estate, where residents had been holding a wake for Mr Bruce.
Armed police arrived with paramedics who tried to revive the victim on a walkway on the outside of the block, but he died at the scene.
Fulham Court resident Abderrahim Babbouche told the Ealing Gazette: "My wife heard two gun shots and then another one. When I came down I saw a few people standing around – some were outside and some were on the balcony.
"The first police car pulled up with two policemen in plain clothes. They went upstairs, then a motorcycle paramedic, and ambulance and police with machine guns all came at once.
"They took the man out on the balcony and trying to help him but it looked like nothing was happening and they gave up."
The victim is expected to be formally identified later today. His family are believed to have been told of his death at the scene before being taken away in a police car.
One 69-year-old resident, who asked not to be named, said: "I'm totally shocked – I can't believe it. I know the family and I think this is scandalous."
Parts of the estate remain cordoned off as forensics officers search for clues. Trident, the Metropolitan Police unit dedicated to gun crime, has been informed, but no arrests have yet been made.
A police spokesman said: "We believe the victim had been with friends at an address in Fulham Court. He left at around 6.50pm and was shot by a male. Next of kin have been informed."
Darcy Bruce, 20, was killed in the car park of Wandsworth Prison on May 1 after being shot several times in the stomach. Three men aged 19, 22 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail.
Police are appealing to witnesses to yesterday's shooting call 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.