Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack on a car that may be linked to the fatal shooting of a young man in Gipsy Hill.
Ezra Mills was murdered in Oakwood Drive, on Central Hill Estate, just after 10pm on Sunday 21 March, after celebrating his 23rd birthday nearby with family. He died from a single shotgun wound to the chest.
Police would now like to talk to anyone who may have witnessed an attack on a 4×4 vehicle parked in nearby Gipsy Hill about 8pm that evening. A group of three or four men were seen attacking the vehicle, which was parked in the middle of the road, facing uphill towards Westow Hill. The group then made its way down the hill towards the station and were chased for a short time by the car’s owner, described as a white man, about 5ft 10 inches, with a dark complexion and short dark hair. He then returned to his car and drove off. Police would like to talk to him, or anyone who witnessed the attack, stressing that the driver is wanted solely as a victim and as a witness.
Detective Inspector Jim Redmond, from Operation Trident, which focuses on crime in London’s black community, said: “We would really like to jog people’s memories to remember that Sunday night in March.
“The incident happened earlier in the evening and there would have been a few people around at the time who would have been unnerved by it.
“I am hoping that someone remembers this attack, or thinks that they may know the driver of the 4x$ vehicle as we would very much like to speak to this person”.
Five men and a 15-year-old youth have been charged with murder and will stand trial at the Old Bailey in November.