Crime

Police release identity of shooting and stabbing murder victim in Peckham and renew appeal for witnesses

Ola Raji, the victim.

Ola Raji, the victim. Photo: Met Police.

The Met police have released and confirmed the identity of the victim of a stabbing and shooting murder in Peckham.

20 year old Ola Raji in Peckham died from his injuries in hospital

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Police are particularly keen to speak with the driver of a car that drove down Rosemary Road at around 10.30 pm on Tuesday, 21st April as they may have seen the suspects running up the road in the opposite direction.

After receiving reports of shots being fired, officers found Mr Raji  unconscious on the ground between two parked cars.

He’d been stabbed and shot.

He died shortly afterwards in hospital.

The cause of death was a single bullet wound to the chest.

Detectives believe that Ola’d been making his way onto the estate on a push-bike when he was confronted by his two attackers.

The suspects then fled the scene on foot in the direction of Sumner Road via a cut through from Cator Road.

On 27th April, a 24 year old man from the area was arrested and taken to a west London police station where he remains at this time.

Enquiries are continuing.

Detective Chief Inspector Will Reynolds of the Homicide and Major Crime Command said:

We believe that there were witnesses to this incident and I would like to encourage anyone who has information that could assist our investigation to come forward. We believe that after being shot Ola may have had some property stolen from him. It is likely that he was wearing a small pouch or bag under his body warmer. This has not yet been found.

One week on from Ola’s death, I would like to urge local people and anyone visiting the estate at the time of the murder to think about where they were and what they saw. It is essential that we piece together his movements that evening and understand why he was in East Surrey Grove at that time. Did you know Ola? Were you with him that evening? Do you know why he was there?

All information provided to Detectives will be treated in strictest confidence but if you don’t want to speak directly to police please call Crimestoppers. Calls to Crimestoppers are anonymous and callers are not even asked for their name.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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