Detectives have released the name of the victim from the fatal shooting in Wembley

Craig Small, a 32-year-old, was shot outside a shop in Harrow Road, Wembley last Friday (July 5) at 8:10 pm.

Local officers and armed police attended the scene alongside ambulance services where Mr Small was suffering with gunshot injuries.

He was taken to a hospital in North London but died shortly after, with a post-mortem examination scheduled in due course.

Mr Small’s Mother shared a tribute to her son. She said: “Craig meant everything to us. He was a loving son, a father, an uncle, he was a peace maker. He was the soul of the family, he lit up the room and now the light has gone.

“Our family are broken by this, we urge everyone with information to come forward. Silence empowers this violence.”

She added: “Craig had a past, but he changed his life for the better. He was moving in the right direction. His life has been taken senselessly, he did nothing to deserve this.”

Detective Chief Inspector Helen Rance, who currently is leading the investigation, said: “A young man has been shot and killed and we need the public’s help to find those responsible and Craig’s family need the support of the community.”

No arrests have been made, enquires continue.

Anyone with information surrounding the incident is encouraged to call the incident room on 02083453775 or dial 101 quoting CAD9128/5July

To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers via 0800555111.