Extra police officers are patrolling part of Fulham after a 24-year-old was shot dead by a gun man lying in wait.
Hammersmith and Fulham Police say it laid on extra patrols to reassure members of the public after Salim Coulter was killed in Walham Grove at the junction of North End Road, on Monday (December 5) night.
It tweeted on Tuesday: “Reassurance patrols are in your area to address any local concerns re Waltham (sic) Grove incident last night.”
Paramedics and police were called to the scene at 9.30pm and found Mr Coulter, who was living with his family in White City, with a gun shot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police later said they believe the shooter “had been lying in wait” for the victim.
Mr Coulter had stopped for food at Jerky's restaurant and was getting into the front passenger seat of a silver and black Renault Captur when he was shot.
Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said: “As Salim was getting back into the passenger seat of the car he was shot once, fatally wounding him.
"The person responsible had most likely been lying in wait for him to leave the restaurant.
"At this stage in our investigation we are keeping an open mind regarding motive and will be trying to establish the victim’s precise movements in the day running up to his murder.
“This is a low crime area. Salim’s murder has shocked the local community .
“There is a strong neighbourly spirit in the area and I would encourage the very vigilant local community to contact police with anything that they saw during and after the attack.
"North End Road and Walham Grove would have been busy at that time of night.
“Did you see someone hanging around the area from about 8.30pm that night, or running away from about 9.30pm?
“We know that he ran off along Walham Grove towards the Harwood Arms. Did you see where he went after this?”
More from the scene of the Fulham shooting
He added: “Please think back to Monday night, and if you were out and saw something or heard something, no matter how minor you think it might be, then please get in touch with us.
“Your information could be a really important piece of our jigsaw.”
Investigation officers are also directly appealing to any cyclists or drivers who may have caught any footage on their own cameras.
A post-mortem examination has been arranged for Thursday (December 8) at Uxbridge Mortuary.
Mr Coulter was training to be a gas engineer.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Incident Room on 020 8785 8099, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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