Victim named in “senseless” south London fatal shooting on Sunday

Kit Heren (14 September, 2021)

Police have urged anyone with information that could help them catch the killers to come forward

47917Chino Johnson

A man who was shot dead while out socialising on Sunday evening (September 12) has been named as Chino Johnson, with police urging anyone with any information on the killing to come forward.

Mr Johnson, 27, was with friends outside a property in Ferrey Mews in Brixton at about 9pm when two suspects rode up on a moped and opened fire on the group. Mr Johnson was among the people wounded, alongside two women aged 29 and 26.

Mr Johnson died soon afterwards, while the 29-year-old woman was taken to hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. The second woman later took herself to hospital with minor injuries.

Police are calling for witnesses and for people who know the suspects to come forward to help them make the “vital breakthrough” in the investigation.

They are particularly interested in the light coloured moped, which is either white or silver and has a large black square box mounted on the rear and an L plate hanging down. Officers said it is either a Yamaha NX or a model that looks similar.

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 21:00hrs 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.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information about the moped or any other aspect of Chino’s murder call 101 or tweet @MetCC, giving the reference 7163/12SEP.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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