Search

Eight arrest in connection with fatal shooting of Mohanna ‘Montana’ Abdhou in Kilburn

PUBLISHED: 06:52 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 06:52 26 July 2017

Montana Abdhou     Picture: Met Police

Montana Abdhou Picture: Met Police

Archant

Detectives investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old woman in Kilburn have made an eighth arrest in connection with her death

CCTV footage of two men on bicycles police want to talk to.  Picture: Met Police CCTV footage of two men on bicycles police want to talk to. Picture: Met Police

But there have still been no charges over the killing of Mohanna Abdhou, known as Montana, who was shot dead by a gunman as she stood chatting to friends in front of Blake Court, Malvern Road on May 26 at around 8.50pm.

Officers believe Montana was an innocent bystander caught up in the shooting, after her group was approached by two men on bicycles near a kids playground.

Police said that one of the suspects discharged a firearm towards the group and Montana was shot.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service who were called to the scene found Mohanna suffering from gunshot injuries.

She was pronounced dead and a post-mortem investigation has found that she died from a single gunshot wound.

A 21-year-old man was arrested in the Queens Park area yesterday (Tuesday). He is the eighth to be arrested in connection with Montana’s death. Seven others have been released without charge.

Crimestoppers have offered a reward to anyone who can provide information to help convict the gunman. The information must come via the Crimestoppers line.

Montana’s family said in a statement in May: “We are truly saddened, heartbroken and still in complete shock that we have lost a beautiful and caring soul. No words can truly express our feelings towards this situation.

“She was a loving daughter, sister and friend. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly.

“The thought that anyone can go out there and murder an innocent person is truly heart breaking and we wish that no other family ever goes through such distress. She will always be in our minds and in our hearts.

“Our family need answers as to what happened to our beloved Montana; someone must know something, or have suspicions about someone being involved. I ask them to search their hearts and tell the police what they know.”

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by DCI Andy Partridge, have appealed for information about two masked men on bicycles, wearing dark coloured clothing who were last seen riding along Malvern Road in the direction of Shirland Road, where they entered Shirland Mews.

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.

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00

National politicians will on Wednesday discuss the shock decision by trustees to close Neasden’s Swaminarayan School.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Campaigners working to re-open Cricklewood Library are still waiting to set foot in the new building.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Brent Council may not have held a public screening of England’s World Up semi-final against Croatia – but it will be showing the final.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Brent Council hiked a dementia patient’s care costs by 60 per cent – even though he now gets less care than he used to.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

A man could be left blind in one eye after having a steak knife thrown in his face during a brawl at a Brazilian restaurant in Kensal Green last night.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Two people have been jailed for 12 years after a machine gun was found behind a wardrobe in Cricklewood.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Camden and Brent council officers came together to help tidy up Kilburn High Road in a joint event at the well-known fly-tipping hotspot last week.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Heart of Wembley Festival – now in its third year – returned on Saturday to celebrate the area’s diversity on a blisteringly hot afternoon.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now