Police name man shot dead outside his home in north-west London
Police have named a man who was shot dead outside his London home, and urged witnesses to contact them.
Officers were called to reports of a shooting in Hansel Road, Kilburn, north-west London, at about 12.20am on Wednesday and found a man with a gunshot wound to his chest.
He was treated by London ambulance service staff but was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Metropolitan police have named him as Jeffrey Wegbe, 26, who lived in the borough of Brent. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. There have been no arrests.
His family said: “Our beloved Jeffrey was killed on Wednesday morning in what can only be described as a senseless violent attack. Understandably, we are distraught by the news and ask that you keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.
“We would also like to say a huge thank you to the family, police and wider community for all their support.”
The murder inquiry is being led by homicide detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command.
DI James Howarth said: “It appears that Jeffrey Wegbe was attacked at his home when males approached his front door and fired shots that have ultimately led to his death.
“We retain an open mind concerning the motive for the attack and are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry at a pace. I urge anyone who has information concerning this incident to contact my team who are waiting to speak with you. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.