Heartfelt tributes to murdered Ealing father Jason Johnson were laid this week in the overgrown alleyway in which he was gunned down.
Flowers from family and friends now mark the spot where Mr Johnson was fatally shot in a secluded cut-through at the back of Cavendish Avenue in West Ealing.
The 24-year-old, who grew up in Hanwell and lived in the area, was shot dead at around 8.50pm last Friday as he walked through the passage with two friends.
Officers from Operation Trident - which tackles gun crime in the black community - are leading the hunt for the murderer, but no arrests have been made and police have yet to establish a motive.
Witness Monica Lilley heard the shooting from her kitchen, which looks down on the alley.
She said: "I had the window open and I heard a loud bang. It was a piercing sound and it made my dog yelp, he was so terrified.
"It's really frightening because I sometimes walk the dog down the alley at that time in the evening. You wouldn't ever think something like that could happen here."
And Natalie Dube, who lives in the upmarket Chelsea Gardens development behind the cut-through, said: "I heard two shots but I thought it was fireworks going off. My baby was crying - he was very scared."
The alleyway where the shooting happened was sealed off for much of this week as teams of police officers carried out forensic investigations.
One bouquet left there by the victim's family included a message from his mother, which said: "Jason my living son, I will always love you and you will never be forgotten. You my son will always be in my heart."
Lifelong friend Beckie Luke, 24, said: "It's very shocking. Whoever did this should get two life sentences - one for Jason, and one for his three-year-old son who has to grow up without a father."
Witnesses should call the incident room on 020 8733 4704 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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