Deliveroo driver killed after being struck by car driven by drill rapper who was then shot dead
A CAR apparently being pursued by another vehicle crashed into a Deliveroo driver, killing him, before the drill rapper driver was shot dead, the Met Police has said.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident in Herne Hill which resulted in the deaths of two people on Sunday. Police were called at about 7:50pm to reports of gunshots heard on Railton Road, in Lambeth. Officers, including firearms officers, attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance. Two men were found injured at the location. Despite the efforts of emergency services, the men – both aged in their 20s - were pronounced dead at the scene. A Met Police spokesman said: "At this early stage, detectives believe two cars were driving in the Railton Road area when one of the cars was in collision with a moped before further colliding with parked vehicles.
"The rider of the moped died as a result of his injuries. "A man from the car involved in the collision got out of the vehicle and was pursued by a male, armed with a firearm, from the second car. The fleeing male was shot and he died at the scene. "The gunman returned to his car and left the scene. Work continues to identify and inform next of kin and formal identification awaits."
Police have not named either man, but they have been identified on social media.
The moped driver is understood to be Guilherme Messias Da Silva, 21, (below) who was apparently on his last job of the night.
The dead driver is understood to be a drill rapper called Perm (top image) and is reportedly the son of Dean Whyte, a relative of British heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte.
Dean Whyte posted on Instagram: "RIP my boy daddy loves u... life has changed forever".
One user commented: "RIP Perm man, a real pioneer of UK drill."
Post-mortem examinations will be held in due course. There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove of the Central South Command Unit, responsible for policing Lambeth and Southwark, said: “I am shocked and saddened by this incident. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two young men who have tragically lost their lives. This incident will cause a great deal of concern throughout the local community and across London. “We are supporting Specialist Crime detectives, who are working at pace to confirm the specific sequence of events and identify and arrest those responsible. “Local officers are on the scene and patrolling the local area to speak to local residents, seek witnesses and provide visible reassurance. I would urge anyone with any information however small to come forward to help bring whoever is responsible to justice.” Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 6166/30Oct. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
It comes after two knife murders in the capital this weekend.