Brixton shooting: Drill rapper and Deliveroo driver named as victims
The son of a boxing promoter has become the latest in a long line of drill rappers killed in violent London attacks.
On Sunday, Lamar Scott, 27, known as Perm, was shot after a car chase in Brixton, south London.
According to PA Media, his father is boxing promoter Dean Whyte, who represents heavyweight Dillian Whyte.
Guilherme Messias da Silva, a Deliveroo driver, died after being knocked off his moped during the chase.
There have been no arrests.
Nursing technician Rosângela Messias de Sousa, 46, told Globo that after learning about her son’s death, she “went into despair, screamed, fainted.”
“It’s heartbreaking; my heart is bleeding. It hurts everyone “She went on to say that her son had relocated to London for work.
Detectives believe Mr Scott got out of the car after it collided with the moped and other vehicles, before being pursued and fatally shot by another man.
The gunman is then believed to have returned to his car and fled the scene. According to police, he is still being sought.
The killings are the latest in a string of gun attacks in the capital, including a triple shooting in Ilford, east London, on October 25 that killed Saydi Abu Sheikh, 23, rapping as Giddy, and Zakariya Jeilani Mohamed, 32, rapping as Shifty.
Another rapper, Maximillian Kusi-Owusu, 29, known as M Lo, was shot in Kensington High Street in September, and Takayo Nembhard, known as TKorStretch, was fatally stabbed on the final day of the Notting Hill Carnival in August.
In July, there were three more fatal shootings in London in six days.
On July 24, Camilo Palacio, 23, of Wood Green, north London, and Sam Brown, 28, of Cheney Row Park, Waltham Forest, east London, were both killed in separate attacks.
Daneche Tison, 26, was killed on July 19 in Bruckner Street, Queen’s Park, west London.
Kacey Boothe, 25, was shot outside a child’s birthday party in Walthamstow, east London, the following month, on 13 August.
According to Met Police data, there were 12 fatal shootings among the 134 homicides investigated by the force in 2021.
There were no fatal shootings in London between October 31, 2017, and July 19, 2018.