Double Shooting: Woman Killed On Birthday

August 24th, 20139:17 pm @

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A woman who was killed in a double shooting in north-west London had been out celebrating her 24th birthday with friends.

Police and the ambulance service found the victim, Sabrina Moss, and another woman, also aged 24, with gunshot injuries in Kilburn.

The pair are believed to have been caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, according to detectives.

Officers had been called at 4.12am to reports of shots being fired in the street in Kilburn High Road, at the junction with Messina Avenue.

Both women were taken to hospitals and Ms Moss, of Neasden, north-west London, was pronounced dead later. A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

Police investigate the double shooting in the capital

Ms Moss, thought to be the mother of one son, was attacked outside Woody Grill.

She was talking to other people when two black males approached, opened fire and then ran off.

The other woman who was shot remains in hospital and her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Tributes to Ms Moss have been left on the social networking site Twitter.

Officers were called to the scene after reports of gunshots

Adjei Adu wrote: “My heart goes out to her family and the lil one she’s left behind, sleep well Sabrina Moss.”

Leila Hassan tweeted: “My Thoughts Are With Your Family… A Beautiful Young Woman, Mother and Daughter!”

Another tweet read: “Lost the cousin I was close with when I was a child.. R.I.P Sabrina Moss.”

A murder inquiry has been launched by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command and police are appealing for witnesses to the double shooting.

Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin of the Metropolitan Police said: “Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances of this tragic incident.

The other woman’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening

“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.”

One man has been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Anyone with information that may assist the inquiry should call the incident room at Hendon on 020 8358 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Article source: http://news.sky.com/story/1132706