Following a fatal shooting in Southall on Saturday morning (November 11) , Ealing Police Borough Commander has spoken out to reassure residents.
Chief Superintendent Paul Martin sought to reassure the Ealing community that police were doing everything they could to catch the suspect(s) behind the fatal shooting.
The chief superintendent tweeted: "I want to reassure the Ealing community that we are working hard to identify suspect(s) and bring them to justice.
"If you know anything or were part of the group in the area at the time please come forward, don’t let your silence be the delay in catching those involved."
Emergency services and armed police were called to Lady Margaret Road at 1.23am on Saturday where a 26-year-old man was found with critical gun shot wounds.
He was rushed to a central London hospital from the scene by London Ambulance Service but died shortly afterwards at 3.32am.
Shaken residents responded to the news on social media, with many commenting on how crime in the area had increased in recent years.
Lily Ann wrote on Facebook: "Wow Lady Margaret. Awful and terribly sad. Condolences x"
While Kezza JJ said: "Should be shocked, but sadly immune to this kind of news in Southall now."
And former Southall resident, Jassi K Nijjar-Malhotra, wrote: "Thank god we’re outta there! Not the same place we grew up in!"
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and appealing for witnesses and those with information to come forward.
No arrests have yet been made and police enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call police at the incident room on 0208 358 0300 or via @MetCC. I nformation can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org .
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