Murder investigation launched after fatal shooting in Woolwich

07:57 22 November 2012

A murder investigation has been launched following the fatal shooting of a man in Woolwich.

Marcus Innocent of Kingsman Street, Woolwich, was found shortly after 6.20pm on Monday by police and ambulance staff called to an incident.

The 35-year-old was pronouned dead at the scene of the incident in Lord Warwick Street.

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the stomach area.

Prior to Mr Innocent’s death a group consisting of 15 to 20 people, described as black and white individuals, were seen congregating behind a parade of shops in Kingsman Street at the junction with Lord Warwick Street.

Police believe the victim was initially set upon by one person within this group and then by a larger number after which he was shot.

Some of the group were seen to run down Lord Warwick Street towards Frances Street whilst others got into cars parked in Lord Warwick Street by the rear of the shops. These cars then made off from the scene.

An incident room has been opened under the command of Detective Chief Inspector Chris Le Pere of the Trident Gang Crime Command.

DCI Le Pere said: “I appeal to anyone who was in the area of Lord Warwick Street and Kingsman Street that evening who saw this group or who may have seen the events leading up to this murder.

“We believe the victim, who lived locally, was attacked by a group of people congregating in Lord Warwick Street near to the junction with Kingsman Street. However at this early stage the motive for this murder is unclear.

“If you witnessed this shooting, or the events leading up to or immediately after it, please call the incident room.”

Three men have been arrested and subsequently bailed in connection with this investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information call the incident room on 020 8247 4553 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Latest Stories

18:02
The chair appears to move of its own accord - or perhaps there is a ghostly explanation?

The spooky goings on apparently took place just hours after a psychic medium took to the stage in Romford. Coincidence? Almost certainly...

Read more
People enjoy the Royal Victoria beach as temperatures reaches 28C in London.

This weekend saw London’s biggest manmade beach open at the Royal Victoria Dock in Canning Town.

Read more
Nightcapp was born when Graham's friends got fed up with him waking them up late at night for recommendations for bars [Image courtesy of Nightcapp]

It’s surprising how much it happens in this global city: last orders comes before you’re ready for it, and you’re left with the choice of finding a 24-hour off-license or getting the nightbus whilst disconcertingly sober.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

The prize is glory (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

It used to be Manhattan that was famous for its majestic skyline, but now our fair city is catching up. Do you know your Shard from your Heron Tower? Test your knowledge with this quiz, but be warned: difficulty levels are sky-high.

Read more
Test your London musical knowledge with our album quiz (Images via Getty)

Does your music knowledge stretch from The Rolling Stones to Rudimental, Spandau Ballet to Siouxsie and the Banshees? If so then test it out with our London bands quiz:

Read more
How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more