A MURDER investigation has launched following the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Brixton, south London.
The young man, Ogarrao Dixon – affectionately known as ‘Gora’, is a recognised as a friend of UK recording artist Sneakbo.
The musician took to Twitter to share a tribute to his friend. He tweeted: “Everybody dies but not everybody lives… I’m happy you got to live it up with me every single day My G!“
He also posted a longer message on Instagram with a photo of his murdered pal. He said: “Aint cried like that since I was a baby… Make sure you still got me Fresh… Gora. Life will never be the same but I’m happy We got to struggle & Enjoy life together… #LordKnows Don’t even wanna say Rest In Peace everywhere I go, You Go!”
Police were called at 12.48am early Wednesday morning (Jun 17) to reports of a seriously injured man at Kings College Hospital.
The young man was pronounced dead less than hour later at 1.25am after being brought to Kings College Hospital by three men who have since come forward to speak with officers.
A post-mortem examination held at Greenwich Mortuary yesterday (Jun 18) found the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the chest.
Detectives have established that he was fatally shot in Marcella Road, Brixton after arriving there alone in his black Vauxhall Astra.
Dixon was seen leaving his car and walking towards a nearby block of flats and at 12.25am he was seen stumbling away from his car before collapsing at the junction with Serenaders Road.
Detective Chief Inspector Will Reynolds, leading the enquiry for the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen Ogarra in Marcella Road or know why he went there.
“I am aware that there was a large group of people in the area close to the flats at the time of the shooting. I would urge them to come forward as they may have information that could lead to the identification of the gunman.”
Reynolds added: “I would like to reassure anyone worried about contacting the police that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity.”
The independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Ogarrao Dixon.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.