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Family and friends devastated as ‘popular’ man, 35, shot dead after house party

Leroy Mitchell, 35, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene in Croydon, south London – detectives want to speak to anyone who was at the house party, believed to have been a silent disco

The victim of a fatal shooting in Croydon has been named as 35-year-old Leroy Mitchell

A man shot dead after a house party in Croydon has been named and pictured by police.

Leroy Mitchell, 35, “ was a popular local man and his family and friends have been left absolutely devastated by his death,” the Met Police said.

Police were called shortly before 5am on Saturday to reports of a man shot in a car park in Croydon, south London, and officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, Leroy was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

Police at the scene after a man was shot dead


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Detectives investigating the murder are continuing to appeal for anyone who was at a house party in the Birdhurst Road area of Croydon on Saturday morning, or who saw Leroy on Friday night to get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin of Specialist Crime, who is leading the investigation, said: “Officers would like to speak to anyone who was at that party, which is believed to be a silent disco.

“Even if you do not think you saw or heard anything significant, please contact police if you were there.

Detectives are investigating the shooting


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“Leroy was a popular local man and his family and friends have been left absolutely devastated by his death.

“I also want to appeal for any witnesses, anyone with information or anyone who may have relevant dashcam or other footage to please get in touch.”

There have been no arrests so far.

To provide information, please call the incident room 020 8785 8244. To remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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