Two women have been arrested today in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Ola Raji, who was shot dead in the street around the corner from his old youth club in Peckham on April 21.
The female suspects, both aged 20, are being held in custody following their arrests on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Detectives believe that on the night of the murder Ola made his way onto East Surrey Grove riding a push-bike when he was confronted by two people who shot and stabbed him at around 10.30pm.
When the police arrived they found the former Sacred Heart pupil in a critical condition and he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at a central London hospital that night.
A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Two men, aged 21 and 24, were arrested in connection with the incident last month, but were both bailed until a date in early June.
Detective Chief Inspector Will Reynolds, from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “The investigating into Ola’s murder continues and is moving at a fast pace. “I would like to reiterate previous appeals for information and witnesses to come forward.
“I do understand that some people may not wish to speak directly to police. In that event, I urge them to call the independent charity Crimestoppers. The Crimestoppers’ guarantee of anonymity has never been broken and callers are not even asked for their name.
“Any information that is provided to my officers will be treated in the strictest confidence. We know there were a number of people in East Surrey Grove at the time of the murder. I appeal for those people to help us by telling us what they know, either in person or anonymously through Crimestoppers. If you know something, please make the call.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.