Chino Johnson: First picture of man killed in Brixton drive-by shooting

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Chino Johnson was fatally wounded  (Met Police)
Chino Johnson was fatally wounded (Met Police)

A man killed in a double drive-by shooting in south London has been named by police.

Chino Johnson, 27, and a 29-year-old woman were gunned down by two suspects on a moped who opened fire on a group socialising outside a property in Ferrey Mews, Brixton.

The pair then fled in the direction of Bennett Road and Dora Way.

Mr Johnson and the female were treated by medics for gunshot wounds at around 9pm on Sunday.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Mr Johnson’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers investigating his murder.

The injured woman was taken to hospital where her condition is assessed as non-life changing.

A second female, aged 26, later self-presented at a south London hospital with superficial injuries.

Scotland Yard said the moped is described as light coloured – either white or silver – with a large black square box mounted on the rear and an L plate hanging down.

It is believed to be either a Yamaha NX or a similar model.

Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “My thoughts are with Chino’s family who are having to come to terms with the impact of this senseless murder.

“I also recognise that such an incident will have shocked the local community.

“I’d like to reassure them that specialist officers are actively investigating what took place on Sunday night and are determined to identify those involved.

“There will be people in this community who know those responsible for Chino’s murder.

“I would urge them to come forward, to speak to my team – in confidence – and to help us make that vital breakthrough in our investigation.

“In particular, I would like to hear from anyone who saw the moped we believe was used.

“Did you see it being driven with two people on either directly before or after 9pm on Sunday? Have you seen it discarded since or hidden somewhere in the local area?

“No piece of information is too small or insignificant. Please, make that call.”

Witnesses are asked to call police in 101, quoting reference 7163/12SEP, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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