A family devastated by the "senseless killing" of Montana Abdhou in Kilburn are calling for answers over the death of a "loving daughter, sister and friend".
20-year-old Mohanna Abdhou, known by loved ones as Montana, was shot on Friday (May 26) while she was enjoying an evening out with her friends.
Her family have paid tribute to her as police continue to appeal for witnesses and information over the fatal shooting.
In a statement, Montana's family said: "We are truly saddened, heartbroken and still in complete shock that we have lost a beautiful and caring soul.
"No words can truly express our feelings towards this situation.
"She was a loving daughter, sister and friend. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly.
"The thought that anyone can go out there and murder an innocent person is truly heartbreaking and we wish that no other family ever goes through such distress.
"She will always be in our minds and in our hearts."
Detectives investigating the shooting are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information.
Police were called at 8.54pm on Friday to reports a woman had been shot in Malvern Road, Kilburn.
Officers and London Ambulance Service paramedics attended and found Montana suffering from gunshot injuries.
She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 9.34pm.
A post-mortem examination on Saturday gave the cause of death as a single gunshot wound.
Now the family are pleading for information to find out what happened to Montana.
They said: "Our family need answers as to what happened to our beloved Montana - someone must know something, or have suspicions about someone being involved.
"I ask them to search their hearts and tell the police what they know."
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating, led by Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge.
Enquiries so far have established that Montana and her friends were approached by two males on bicycles, the Metropolitan Police said.
The suspects were both wearing dark coloured clothing and had their faces covered.
One of the suspects aimed shots towards the group and Montana was hit. The suspects fled along Malvern Road heading in the direction of Shirland Road.
Suspects would have 'looked odd'
DCI Partridge said: "Montana's family are devastated by her senseless killing and I and my team are committed to finding those responsible and the reasons behind it.
"I am continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the area of Dickens House at the time of the shooting, and who is yet to speak with police, to come forward and let us know what your saw or heard.
"Montana was enjoying an evening out with a number of female friends when they were approached by the suspects close to a children's playground.
"A number of shots were aimed at the group - sadly Montana was shot and died from her injuries at the scene.
"It was a warm evening but the suspects were dressed in dark clothing and had their faces covered to hide their identities.
"his would have looked odd to anyone who saw them and I am keen to hear from anyone who saw them in the moments before the shooting.
"The local community remains shocked by this terrible event and we have spoken with a number of witnesses.
"I still believe the public can help further and would appeal for anyone who knows who was responsible for the murder of this young woman to come forward and tell us."
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0300.
To give information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.
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