James Owusu, the 22-year-old Ghanaian, who was gunned down Wednesday evening in the doorway to his parents home in north-west London said he didn’t know why he had been shot.
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Owusu, a ship worker, was shot three times at close range in front of his mother by two unidentified men.
Owusu’s boss, Mr Amiah, revealed to the Evening Standard that deceased had been watching the Champions League match with his visiting uncle at home when he decided to visit a friend next door.
He said: “His mother ran to him and said Qwasi ‘why has this happened? Have you done anything to anyone?’ He said: ‘Mum I haven’t done anything to anyone.. I don’t like trouble.”
“She did what she could to try to help him before the ambulance arrived. She was distraught, she felt helpless and hopeless. She was still clearly in shock when I saw her.
“None of us know why this has happened, it’s a complete mystery. He was a good boy, he worked hard and studied hard and wanted to be a success.
“I ‘ve known him since he was six years old and he was like family to me.
“He would talk to me about things. It seems impossible he had a double life we didn’t know about that someone would want to do this to him
No arrested has been made as detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command launched a murder inquiry.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 10.45pm on Wednesday to reports of a shooting in Tynsdale Road.
“Local officers and firearms officers attended the location and found a man in his 20s with gunshot injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”