Woman shot dead in Kilburn was 'lovely daughter and perfect mother'
PUBLISHED: 09:10 26 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:39 26 August 2013
The parents of a woman shot dead while celebrating her 24th birthday in Kilburn have said she was "a perfect mother to her young son".
Sabrina Moss died of a gunshot wound to the chest after she and another woman were shot in Kilburn High Road in the early hours of Saturday.
Police have said 24-year-old Miss Moss, from Neasden, was “caught in the wrong place at the wrong time”.
In a statement released last night, Miss Moss’s parents John and Andrea Moss said: “Our family has been devastated by this horrific incident that has changed our lives forever.
“Sabrina was a fun-loving girl who made friends wherever she went.
“She was a lovely daughter and a perfect mother to her young son, whom she adored.
“She cherished working as a nursery teacher and treasured working with the children, who undoubtedly will miss her dearly.
“We urge anyone with any information to contact the police to help catch those responsible.
“We now ask the media to respect our wishes and allow us the privacy we need to begin to rebuild our lives.”
The second victim, also 24, remains in hospital and her condition is described as stable and non-life-threatening.
Two men arrested in connection with the incident were taken into custody and subsequently released without further action.
Acting Det Supt John Sandlin from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances of this tragic incident.
“At this early stage, I believe the two women were innocent parties who were caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the shooting, or who saw anything suspicion in the Kilburn area early this morning, to call police.
“In particular, I need to hear from anyone who saw two males who came into the High Road from Messina Avenue and, after the shooting, made off on foot back along Messina Avenue.”
Anyone with information call police on 020 8358 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.