Lakeside Road Shooting Victim Named

Randy Osei-Boateng was shot twice in chest

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Police have revealed that the victim of the shooting on Lakeside Road on Monday afternoon was Randy Osei-Boateng, 23, who lived in Leigham Avenue in Streatham, South London.

A post-mortem carried out at Fulham Mortuary on Wednesday found he had been shot twice in the chest.

Meanwhile, two teenage boys arrested in connection with the shooting have been released on bail until until June.

The two suspects,  a 17 year-old and a 19 year-old were arrested on Monday night and held until Wednesday.

A third man was arrested for obstructing police.

Officers from Trident, which specialises in gun crime in the black community have set up an incident room in the wake of the killing, which happened at about 4pm on Monday.

Earlier, police released a statement saying: " Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses and information after a murder in West Kensington. Police were alerted at approximately 4.10pm on Monday May 9 re a shooting at Lakeside Road W14.

" Officers and the air ambulance attended, but the victim, aged in his twenties was confirmed dead at the scene.

" A post-mortem is scheduled to take place at Fulham Mortuary on Wednesday May 11. 

" We believe we know the identity of the victim and are in the process of tracing next-of-kin. We await formal identification.

" Inquiries are underway to fully establish the circumstances of the incident, but it is known that the victim was sitting in the driver's seat of a parked car when he was shot by a lone suspect.

" We retain an open mind re any motive at this stage. "

The incident room opened under DI Mark Gower of the Trident unit, who said: " This incident happened at a busy time of the day just off the Shepherds Bush Road and there would have been lots of people in the area at the time.

"There will be people who witnessed what has happened and we urge you to come forward if you have any information. Trident understand and support the community and will work closely with witnesses who may have concerns about coming forward."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8733 4648. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

May 11, 2011