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A 26-year-old man has been shot dead in Lambeth

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and witnesses after a man was fatally shot in Lambeth on Saturday (11/05).

Paramedics called police around 2:30 a.m. and reported that the victim, with a gunshot wound, had been dropped off at St Thomas Hospital in a private car.

Despite the efforts of the medical staff, the man unfortunately died shortly after 03:00. He has been named as Jazmel Dashourn Patterson-Low, 26, from Lambeth. His family is supported by specially trained officers.

Jazmel was shot at around 02.25am that morning on the Westbury Estate in St Rule Street SW8. A post-mortem examination took place on Sunday, May 12. He gave the cause of death as a single gunshot wound.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Squad are leading the murder investigation. There was no arrest. The car has been found and is part of the ongoing investigation.

Detective Inspector Martin Thorpe, Crime Specialist, said: “Approximately 40 people were gathered in and around St Rule Street on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday morning. A dispute appears to have erupted shortly after 2 a.m., leading to the shooting.

“I am extremely grateful to those who have already come forward to provide information. Together with CCTV and forensics, this has provided numerous lines of inquiry which detectives are working around the clock to develop.

“I’m sure there are other people who will know what happened on St Rule Street and who was responsible for the shooting. I urge them to come forward and share this information.

“If you don’t want to speak to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously. Some have already done that – I don’t know who they are, but I have their information and I thank them.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, the senior officer in charge of Lambeth Police, said: “Since Saturday morning, we have remained in contact with local people and partners in Lambeth. We are all horrified by Jazmel’s brutal murder and are working together to protect and support the community.

“Jazmel’s family deserves answers. Dedicated police officers, including specialists from across the Met, are determined to do everything we can for them – to bring whoever killed Jazmel to justice and protect the community by taking her killer off the streets.

“But we need even more help from the local community to achieve these crucial goals. If you have critical information – if you know who fired that gun – please come forward and share that information now.”

Anyone with information or footage is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 884/11 May. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

This article was published by the Metropolitan Police Service on 13/05/2024 and can be viewed at https://news.met.police.uk/news/detectives-thank-lambeth-community-and-appeal-for-more-witnesses -at-fatal-shot-483757