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Brixton shooting: Man, 25, shot dead outside Tesco Express in South London is named


Police have released the identity of the victim of a fatal shooting outside a Tesco Express in Brixton.

Gary Mayhew, 25, from Camberwell, died in hospital on Thursday (October 21) at around 6.15am after being admitted with gunshot wounds.

Police believe Mr Mayhew’s injuries were the result of a shooting on Belinda Road, South London at around 6am that day and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Police have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of murder, and a 37-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both have been bailed pending further enquiries, a Met spokesperson said.

Specialist Crime Command has launched an investigation, while a post-mortem for Mr Mayhew is scheduled to take place later today. His family has been informed.

Those with information are urged to contact the police on 020 8345 3715 or via 101, quoting CAD 1151/21Oct, or to provide information to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

DCI Rogers said: “While our investigation continues at pace, I would reiterate my appeal for anyone with information to get in touch.

“If you were in the area of Belinda Road at around 6am on Thursday, 21 October and you saw or heard anything suspicious then please come forward and speak to us.

“I am also keen to speak to any road users who may have captured events on dashcam – please check your footage and call us if you think you can help.

“Any piece of information could be vital in helping us to identify those responsible for taking a young man’s life.”

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Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, responsible for policing in Lambeth and Southwark, said: “I am saddened that we have lost another life to gun violence.

“I understand the shock and concern this incident has caused among the local community and I want to reassure residents that specialist officers are working tirelessly to determine who is responsible for this.

“Additional officers will be patrolling in and around the local area and I would urge anyone with concerns to please approach them and speak to them.

“We are also working with our partners and community to provide support and reassurance to those affected. Together we are determined to end serious violence and keep people safe.

“Our thoughts remain with Gary’s family at this devastating time.”

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