A man was killed in a ‘senseless violent attack’ after being shot in the chest on his doorstep.
Jeffrey Wegbe, 26, was found with a gunshot wound to his chest in Hansel Road, Kilburn, north-west London at 12.20am on Wednesday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene despite the best efforts of the emergency services to save him.
With the shooting taking place in the well-populated Chase House development, several residents were able to hear the commotion.
A neighbour, 38-year-old IT worker Satoshi, said: ‘We heard the sounds of about 10 gunshots at around midnight.
‘It was so loud that we were afraid to go outside to have a look, we wanted to be safe and waited for the police to arrive 20 minutes later.
‘It looked like it was a flat on the ground floor, police were investigating outside and inside.’
Jeffrey’s family say they are ‘distraught’ by their tragic loss.
They said in a statement: ‘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.’
As of yet, there have been no arrests and police have launched a murder inquiry.
Detective inspector James Howarth added: ‘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.’
Anyone with information can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously.
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