Westminster shooting: Mozart Estate probe cops arrest pair

Detectives question 19 and 22-year-old after victim shot in chest and abdomen

Detectives investigating a drive-by shooting on the Mozart Estate where a man was shot twice have arrested and bailed two more people.

A 19 and 22-year-old man were quizzed by officers after a 21-year-old was shot in the chest and abdomen as he stood at the junction of Third Avenue and Bruckner Street in Queen’s Park, on December 21 at 3.50pm.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition but has since improved and is stable.

On Wednesday, officers from Operation Trident, the Met’s specialist team that investigates gun crime in London, made the arrests.


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Both men were subsequently bailed to return to a police station in March.

Last month, a 17-year-old boy from South Kilburn was arrested and bailed to return to a police station this month.

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Det Chief Insp Mick Foote is leading the hunt for the gunman.

He has made an appeal for a group of up to 10 men who were with the victim when the shooting happened to come forward.

He is also appealing for anyone with information to contact him.

He said: “I would urge anyone who saw the shooting, or may have information about those involved, to come forward.

“I am particularly keen to trace a group of young men we believe may have been close to the scene at the time.”

Anyone with information should contact the investigation team on 020

8733 4774 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively you can submit information anonymously online by visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

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