Harrow Road murder was a case of mistaken identity

THE family of a 22-year-old electrician shot dead on Harrow Road have spoken out for the first time since the killing. Daniel Omari Smith was killed with a single bullet as he left Kentucky Fried Chicken on Harrow Road last Saturday night. In a statement

THE grief-stricken family of a 22-year-old electrician shot dead on Harrow Road have spoken out for the first time since his killing.

Daniel Omari Smith was killed with a single bullet as he left Kentucky Fried Chicken on Harrow Road last Saturday night.

In a statement released today, his family branded the murder as an act of "evil cowardice" and said his death had "devastated and disorganised the foundation" of their lives.

Meanwhile, detective Chief Inspector John Crossley, of the Metropolitan Police's Trident team, leading the investigation, has revealed that the murder was a "case of mistaken identity".


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"Daniel was a hard-working young family man, who was an innocent victim of gun crime," he said.

"We know there were members of the public present in the area and would strongly urge to come forward to speak to us. We really need the community's help to find the perpetrator/s and get justice for Daniel's family."

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Police were originally called at around 12.15am on Saturday to reports of a man shot in Harrow Road, near the junction with Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found Mr Smith suffering from a gunshot wound. He was treated at the scene but died at 12.53am

Mr Smith lived with his mother and two sisters in the Queen's Park area.

A post-mortem examination held at City of Westminster mortuary on Saturday gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound.

For the full story read the Wood&Vale tomorrow.

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