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Southall murder victim named as detectives make fresh appeal

News   •   Nov 13, 2017 09:21 GMT

[Khalid Abdi Farah]

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Southall have named the victim as Khalid Abdi Farah, from Greenford.

Officers were called at 01:23hrs on Saturday, 11 November, to reports of a shooting at Lady Margaret Road, Southall. 

Armed police and London Ambulance Service attended and found Khalid, 26, suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was taken to a central London hospital by London Ambulance Service where he died just a few hours later at 03:32hrs.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

A murder investigation has been launched by the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command under Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge. 

DCI Partridge said: “I am appealing to the public to assist our investigation by providing any information or footage of the incident that could help us identify and find those responsible.

“We are working hard to establish the circumstances that led to Mr Farah being fatally shot in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

“We know that a black vehicle, probably an SUV-type vehicle pulled up beside the Ford Focus that the victim was sat in outside some shops in Lady Margaret Road. An occupant of the black SUV then approached the victim on foot and fired directly into the car. The suspect then returned and the SUV and it left the scene at speed. 

“The route taken away from the scene has been identified as along Lady Margaret Road towards the Ruislip Road and then along the Parkway heading towards the M4. This route is always busy and it is possible that the manner and speed in which this vehicle was being driven shortly after 01.23 hours attracted the attention of other motorists. It may even be that this car has been captured by motorists with ‘dash cameras’ fitted. If anyone can assist with sightings or footage of this vehicle, I urge them to contact my team.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0300 or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.