Weekend of bloodshed as police launch fourth murder probe in London
Four murder investigations were launched in London over the weekend after a man in his 20s was found dead in Wembley last night.
It comes 48 hours after a man in his 30s was gunned down in the same area of the capital.
Police were called to Brent River Park at 7.05pm on Sunday after paramedics found a man unresponsive with serious head injuries.
He was declared dead at the scene and his next of kin have been informed.
No arrests have been made over either death.
Inspector Sammi Elsituri said: ‘This incident will no doubt alarm and shock those in the local community especially coming so soon after a fatal shooting in Wembley on Friday night.
‘My officers are busy at the crime scene and will be knocking on doors and reviewing local CCTV footage to help build a clearer picture of what has taken place.
‘Specialist police resources are in the area working to help solve this crime and provide reassurance to the public.
‘Officers will be on hand to speak to locals about concerns they have.
‘We will work relentlessly – day and night – to identify and pursue the culprits, bring them to justice, and take weapons off the streets to keep our communities safe.’
Earlier on Sunday, police reassured communities that extra patrols would be taking place in Wembley and in Leyton, east London, where the second fatal shooting of the weekend took place.
Police were called to the Phoenix snooker club just before 3am on Sunday after a man in his 20s was fatally shot.
Two men, aged in their 20s, have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the incident in Leyton.
Scotland Yard said the victim had been ‘involved in an altercation’ with another group of people and a ‘number of shots were fired’.
The two men who were arrested both suffered non-life threatening injuries and were treated in an east London hospital.
Ch Insp Richard Tucker said the Met was ‘working with our partners to do all we can to prevent such tragic attacks’.
A murder investigation is also taking place after the discovery of a woman’s body in a garage Blackheath, south east London, on Friday evening.
The victim has not yet been identified but the family of a woman reported missing on May 15 have been informed.
No arrests have been made.