Investigation Begins Into Shooting Of Young Woman Standing With Friends In North West London


Police are investigating the murder of a young woman who was shot as she was standing with her friends in North West London.

What happened?

At about 9 pm on Friday, police received reports of the shooting taking place in Blake Court near Malvern Road, Kilburn.

Police then went to the crime scene where they found a 20-year-old woman with a gunshot injury.

Half an hour later, the paramedics tried to save her but she was declared dead at the scene.

“Horrified to hear of fatal shooting this evening in Kilburn – thoughts are with victim & family,” Tulip Siddiq, Labour Parliamentary Candidate, tweeted.

When did the police come and what did they do?

Police enclosed the area as a helicopter flew overhead.

Councilor Tom Miller said: “Terrible fatal shooting in South Kilburn this evening and a cordon now up. Thoughts with family and friends of the victim.”

London Ambulance Service’s spokesperson confirmed: “We were called just after 8.55pm to reports of a shooting on Malvern Road.

“We sent a number of staff to the scene, including an ambulance crew, two responders in cars and a medical team from London’s Air Ambulance also in a car.

“Sadly, despite attempts to resuscitate her the female patient was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Footage of the estate featured many police officers assembled whilst escorting the neighbors off the crime scene.

How was the woman shot?

On Saturday, police said they believe the woman was with her friends before a gang of young bikers approaches her.

One of the attackers then shot at the group hitting the woman and murdering her.

A Scotland Yard official said: “At this early stage detectives believe that the victim who was standing with a group of individuals in the Malvern Road area was approached by a number of suspects possibly on pedal cycles.

“A firearm was discharged towards the group and the victim was shot. The suspects made off from the scene. Enquires are ongoing to establish the number of suspects believed to have been involved.”

Led by the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC), the investigation is still ongoing and there haven’t been any arrests yet.