Police appeal for witnesses after shooting in South Croydon

A man was murdered in the early hours of Saturday morning. The incident took place at a private house party in South Croydon where the man, named by police as Leroy Mitchell, was shot dead by someone carrying a gun.

Murder victim: Leroy Mitchell

There have been no arrests.

According to a statement from Scotland Yard, the police were called shortly before 5am on Saturday after reports of the shooting in a car park in Birdhurst Road.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, including from the London Ambulance Service, Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 35.

Detectives investigating the murder are continuing to appeal for anyone who was at the party or who saw Mitchell on Friday night, October 1, to get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin of Specialist Crime, who is leading the investigation, said: “Officers would like to speak to anyone who was at that party, which is believed to be a silent disco. Even if you do not think you saw or heard anything significant, please contact police if you were there.

“Leroy was a popular local man and his family and friends have been left absolutely devastated by his death.

“I also want to appeal for any witnesses, anyone with information or anyone who may have relevant dashcam or other footage to please get in touch.”

The police are also appealing for dashcam or other relevant footage.

To provide information, please call the incident room 020 8785 8244. To remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.

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