Police were called at about 9.50pm on Thursday, the 5th of October to reports of gunshots in Shuttleworth Road.

At the scene, they found 21-year-old Rico Andrews injured and immediately provided emergency first aid, but despite their efforts, he died at the scene.

His next of kin are aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command who leads the investigation said:

“This is a tragic incident where a young man has lost his life whilst standing on a street in Battersea. Our thoughts are with his family and friends as they continue to struggle with this terrible news.

“Detectives are working at pace to gather as much information as possible and I would ask anyone who was in the area and saw events unfold, or anyone who has captured this incident on phone or doorbell footage, to contact police immediately.”

At this early stage there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 8285/05OCT

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.