Brixton shooting: £20k reward offered after delivery driver and drill rapper killed

Guilherme’s mother, Rosangela, said she was “devastated and shattered” by the “premature death of my son”.

A £20,000 reward for information has been offered after two men were fatally shot in Brixton last month.

Guilherme Messias da Silva, 21, a delivery driver who was finishing his shift, was hit by a car and suffered fatal injuries at around 7.50pm on Sunday, October 30.

And Lemar Urquhart, who was 27 and known as the drill rapper Perm, was shot dead.

Now independent charity Crimestoppers is offering the up-to five-figure sum in return for any information they exclusively receive that leads to the conviction of those responsible.

Guilherme’s mother, Rosangela, said she was “devastated and shattered” by the “premature death of my son who went to the UK in search of a better life for himself and our family”.

Crimestoppers is offering a £20,000 reward for information. Photo: Crimestoppers

She said: “Unfortunately, Guilherme’s death happened in a tragic way caused by irresponsible people who deserve to be punished for taking away the life of an innocent person.

“My son was a calm, quiet and hardworking boy. My sadness goes beyond my soul for losing my beloved son.”

In a statement, Lemar’s parents said they were “grieving the loss of their son and would like to appeal to anyone with information to come forward and assist police in their investigation”.

Guilherme Messias Da Silva, aged 23, died on Railton Road, SE24 on Sunday, 30 October.

Detectives believe two cars were driving in the Railton Road area when one collided with a moped before colliding with parked vehicles nearby. The rider Guilherme died at the scene.

Lemar left his vehicle and was pursued by a gunman from the second car, shot and killed.

The gunman then jumped into the second car and fled the scene.

Lemar Rashawan Urqhart, 27, died after being shot on Railton Road.

Crimestoppers said the Met Police has told them that, on November 8, a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. He was taken to an east London police station and is bailed to return at a date in mid-December.

Alexa Loukas, London regional manager for Crimestoppers, said: “It’s truly shocking to think that such violence could take place on the street in the early evening, taking away the lives of two young men.

“Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the victims, and the wider community affected.”

She continued: “Helping to make all our communities safe is a priority for us. As a standalone charity independent from the police, we are here to listen to what you have to say without ever asking for your personal details. We’re simply not interested in who you are.

“But if you know something about this awful shooting – and are unable to speak to the police for whatever reason – Crimestoppers can help. We can pass on what you say whilst we guarantee you stay totally anonymous.

“Please tell us what you know – however small a piece of information may appear to you, it could be vital in helping to make a real difference in your community without ever having any comeback.

“Call our UK Contact Centre on freephone 0800 555 111, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or use our website’s simple and secure anonymous online form.

“No one will ever know you contacted us. We cannot trace your call or track your IP address, and we never ask for or record any personal information.”