Anniversary appeal to find killer of Kilburn man shot dead in King’s Cross

Father-of-two was gunned down on nightclub dancefloor

Five years ago today (Saturday), a 22-year-old man was on the dance floor of a packed nightclub when his killer struck.

Daniel Ross, from Kilburn, was shot in front of hundreds of revellers in Scala nightclub in King’s Cross on September 24, 2006 – yet the person who pulled the trigger is still walking the streets.

On the fifth anniversary of his brutal murder, his heartbroken mother, Jean Ross, is still hoping his killer will be brought to justice.

She said: “Five years is a long time in some people’s lives, but not in mine. Time has stood still since Daniel was murdered. People have moved on with their lives, had children, forgotten about what happened that night.

“Those are the same people who fled the dance floor when the shots rang out.

“Those are the same people who saw the face of my son’s killer but remain silent.

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“Those are the same people who need to be reminded that my son is dead. He was a father, a brother, a cousin, a friend.”

Detectives from Operation Trident, the Met’s team that investigates gun crime, have hit a wall of silence about Daniel’s murder despite a television appeal on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme and the offer of a �20,000 reward.

Mrs Ross has also had to come to terms with the fact that Daniel’s so-called friends left him dying in the arms of a stranger after fleeing the scene when he was shot.

She said: “A stranger stepped forward to help my son because his friends were the first to run. I am so grateful to that person as it meant the world to me to know he was not alone.

“Someone knows who killed Daniel. It’s time to break the silence – by shielding his killer you are condoning his actions.’’

DCI John Crossley is leading the murder hunt. He told the Times: “It has been five years on and Daniel’s family have still not had justice. People’s situations change and I need the people present that night to come forward and tell me what happened.”

Anyone with information should call (020) 8733 4704 or 4648 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.