Police name Neasden shooting victim as Rowan Thomas-Williams

Rowan Thomas-Williams was shot dead in Neasden

Rowan Thomas-Williams was shot dead in Neasden - Credit: Archant

Detectives have released the name of a man who shot dead during a row at a party in Neasden on Friday morning.

Rowan Thomas-Williams was shot dead on Friday morning

Rowan Thomas-Williams was shot dead on Friday morning - Credit: Archant

Rowan Thomas-Williams, 20, died after he was blasted in the chest at an address in Mulberry Court just before 2am.

Detectives investigating the murder were called to nearby Elgar Avenue in response to reports of gunshots but found no one there.

However Mr Thomas-Williams’ friends had already taken him to a hospital in north west London where medics called the police.

He died several hours later at 9.40am.

A post mortem examination at Northwick Park hospital yesterday gave his cause of death as gunshot wound to the chest.

Family and friends of Mr Thomas-William’s, who was known as Trigger, have paid tribute to him on social networking sites.

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On Twitter ‏@HartleyKarina said: “I cnt believe someone I’ve known practically all my life, who was so humble, honest & caring lost his life. RIP ROWAN will be missed so much.”

Calling for a stop to gun crime, @SolDieR_LT said: “Stop Gun Violence* lost a close friend today because of gun violence it needs to stop RIP Rowan.”

Two men aged 22 and 49, and a 49-year-old woman who were arrested in Mulberry Court have been bailed to return to a police station next week.

A 27-year-old man arrested at an address in north west London on Friday has also been bailed to return later this month.

DCI Graeme Gwyn is heading the murder hunt.

Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4805, police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.