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Victim of “devastating” shooting identified as 32-year-old from Camberwell

The victim of a fatal shooting attack in Brixton has been identified as a man from Camberwell.

At approximately 6.15am on Thursday, October 21, police were notified that Gary Mayhew, 32, was in hospital with gunshot injuries.

Gary passed away later that afternoon. His next of kin have been informed.

“Our thoughts remain with the Gary’s family at this devastating time,” said Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, who is responsible for policing in Lambeth and Southwark.

“I am saddened that we have lost another life to gun violence. I understand the shock and concern this incident has caused among the local community, and I want to reassure residents that specialist officers are working tirelessly to determine who is responsible.

Additional officers will be patrolling in and around the local area and I urge anyone with concerns to please approach them and speak to them.”

A post-mortem conducted on Saturday, October 23 found the cause of Gary’s death to have been a gunshot wound to the leg.

Police believe that the shooting took place around Belinda Road, SW9 shortly after 6am.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after being stopped on Asylum Road, in Peckham on Thursday evening.

After being taken to central London police stations, both men were released on bail to return in late November.

An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers, who is leading the investigation. He said: “If you were in the area of Belinda Road at around 6am on Thursday, October 21 and you saw or heard anything suspicious then please come forward and speak to us.

“I am also keen to speak to any road users who may have captured events on dash-cam – please check your footage and call us if you think you can help.

“Any piece of information could be vital in helping us to identify those responsible for taking a young man’s life.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715, or via 101 quoting CAD 1151/21Oct.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers_uk.org.


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