West Kensington murder: 21-year-old fatal shooting victim named as Janayo Lucima

Janayo Lucima, 21, died from a gunshot wound in West Kensington on Monday April 1.
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The victim of a fatal shooting in West Kensington has been named by police as 21-year-old Janayo Lucima.

The Met Police were called to reports of a disturbance at a residential address in Comeragh Road at 10.17pm on Monday April 1.

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Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found the victim with a gunshot wound.

Mr Lucima was treated by medics but despite their efforts he died at the scene at 10.45pm.

His next of kin have been informed and A post-mortem is due to take place today.

Scotland Yard said no arrests have been made. A crime scene remains in place but the roads have now reopened to traffic.

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21-year-old Janayo Lucima died after being shot in West Kensington21-year-old Janayo Lucima died after being shot in West Kensington
21-year-old Janayo Lucima died after being shot in West Kensington

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, who is leading the investigation, said: “This horrific incident took place at a busy time of the evening when many people in the area would have been going out, coming home from work or an evening out, or may have been driving through Comeragh Road, Barton Road or Palliser Road. I am keen to hear from these people.

“Detectives remain in the area and I urge anyone with information to speak to officers directly or contact us online or via 101. If you can help please reach out to us.

“Were you in the area between 9.40pm and 10.30pm? Did you see a group of males on foot or on the bikes? Did you hear any shouting or witness any type of altercation or something that appeared suspicious? Do you have dashcam footage of anything that could assist our investigation?

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“If you can help our investigation or have concerns please do approach officers as they patrol the area. Alternatively, please contact your neighbourhood policing team.”

Police are asking for information to be shared directly with the investigation team online.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information, but has not yet spoken with police, can call 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting CAD 6709/01Apr.

To remain anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111