A 25-year-old father who was shot dead in a leafy suburb of London has been photographed today.
Kyle Kelson was shot dead few meters from his door in a residential road in North Cheam, south-west London, in the early hours of the morning on Friday.
Armed police attended at 1.12 am and found Mr. Kelson suffering from gunshot wounds and gave him first aid but he was pronounced dead at 1.45 am.
Met the Police today released an image of dark color), at the wheel of the car away from the scene and launches a call for more information.
A post-mortem examination took place on 20 June at St Hellier Hospital Mortuary gave cause of death as a shotgun wound to the head.
Mr. Kelson’s mother Angella Kelson said: “Kyle is a well-loved father, son, brother and friend to so many people. His big beautiful smile brought joy to all of us.’
Kyle Kelson (pictured) was shot dead few meters from his door in a residential road in North Cheam, south-west London, in the early hours of the morning on Friday
A tearful friend, who had known the victim for more than a decade, said: “I spent earlier and saw one of my friends, standing near the cords with an empty bottle of brandy. I knew something was up, and then I discovered that it was him. I can’t believe it “.
The 23-year-old added: “He has a three year old boy who is now without a father.
“I’m not saying he was an angel, but he was a really nice guy. He was happy, bubbly, all the good things. No one deserves this. “
The young man said that he had last seen his friend two weeks ago.
He added: “We were in the car and he pulled up next to me. We both said ‘hello,’ we were all both very well, and that was that.
“Who knows the next time I would like to hear from him, he would have died. The police told me that it was shot in the head. I just hope it was quick. He lived there across the road.’
The met Police has today released an image of dark color), at the wheel of the car away from the scene and is appealing for more information
The mourning of a friend, who said he has lived in the area for her entire life, describes the district “beautiful” and added: “Yes, there are groups of friends. But there are no gangs, no post code wars. Nothing of all this. It’s beautiful here “.
His family was informed, but it has not yet been formally identified following the incident, which has been London’s 53rd murder of the year so far.
A woman reported hearing a gunshot around 1 am in the morning.
She said: “At about 1am I heard a single shot.
“I thought,’ that sounds like a rifle shot “, but thought nothing of it. Then I heard screeching of car tires. When I heard that, I ran to the window. But I couldn’t really do anything.’
The flowers have been left at the scene where a man was shot in the head and died on Friday
About 15 minutes later, the woman, who asked not to be named, saw the lights flashing ambulances and police cars arrived on the scene.
She said: “there were about seven police cars and seven ambulances all look after each other.
“The road was covered by the policy. It is rare for the region. You hear of stabbings, but never a shooting.’
She added: “I am shocked. Nothing like this has ever happened here. It is a quiet, family friendly and quiet neighborhood.
“My friends mock me for living in a posh area. So, that makes it stand out.’
The resident said the victim had moved into the terraced house in March.
The woman said she has complained to the police and the council about the loud parties and barbecues happening to the victim of the house.
The lines of officers swept through a residential street in the North of Cheam, on Friday, for evidence after a father was shot and killed
She added: “I am really annoyed. I said to the council and the police about the disturbance, but they did nothing about it.
“My message to them is that they should listen to the residents. I had noticed an escalation in the region and I knew it was a matter of time before something happened.’
She said she had noticed the ‘drug deals’ happening in the street next to his house for some time.
She added: “I often see people pulling up and exchanging things. I’m almost certain that it has medication. “
Another area of corroborated reports of large gatherings to the victim of the home, but has rejected reports of problems, saying that they were just ” doing what boys do.’
Forensic officers investigate Friday in North Cheam, South-West London, after the shooting
She also confirmed that the man had moved in only a few months before his death, and had been sharing the house with friends.
The 32-year-old, originally from Brixton, south London, added: “This is a nice family area, so I can understand why some people are disturbed by the music, and meetings.
“I grew up around Brixton. So, for me, personally, it’s just boys having a good time. They have never been abusive or rude to me. The victim was someone’s son and boyfriend. He was loved. It is a sad loss of life. “
DCI Leonard said: “Our investigation is making progress, but I still need to hear from residents or people who have been on foot or by car through Brocks Drive in the early hours of Friday morning. Have you seen someone suspicious? No matter how insignificant it may seem, you might have some crucial information.
“I am also of the publication of an image of a dark-coloured car that was seen driving away from the scene; we are not certain of the brand and the model. I want to hear from all those who have seen this car in the area or has information about it.
“A man lost his life in violent circumstances and his family are devastated. They need and deserve answers and the community can help us to provide it. If you have information, videos or images that could help us, please contact us immediately.’