Police have named a man who was shot dead in south London as they continue to hunt for his attacker.
Rico Andrews, 21, was fatally shot on Thursday last week following reports of gunfire on Shuttleworth Road, near Battersea Park.
The Metropolitan Police were called to scene at around 9:50pm along with the London Ambulance Service. They provided first aid to an injured Mr Andrews but he later died at the scene.
The Met police said that his next of kin are aware and are being supported by specialist officers, while no arrests have been made.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest, the force added.
Rico Andrews (pictured), 21, was fatally shot on Thursday last week following reports of gunshots on Shuttleworth Road
A police cordon was put in place on parts of Shuttelworth Road on Friday morning following the fatal shooting
Detective Chief Inspector Neil John from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command who leads the investigation said: ‘This is a tragic incident where a young man has lost his life whilst standing on a street in Battersea.
‘Our thoughts are with his family and friends as they continue to struggle with this terrible news.
‘Detectives are working at pace to gather as much information as possible and I would ask anyone who was in the area and saw events unfold, or anyone who has captured this incident on phone or doorbell footage, to contact police immediately.’
Police said that at this early stage there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 8285/05OCT
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
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