'Drive by' shooting of Radio 1 DJ just part of a night of shootings...

Speculation is growing that the incident that saw Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood shot last night may be linked to a much wider outbreak of gang violence in London.

A man was shot dead in Blackheath on a housing estate last night; police were tipped off by the shooter and the unnamed 34-year-old man was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. A suspect has been arrested and a gun recovered from the scene.

A second incident last night in Lambeth Walk in Kennington – near the site of the Westwood shooting – saw a teenager shot in the back with an air gun.


There has been an outbreak of drug-related shootings and murders that police believe are linked to the Yardies, the Jamaican mafia.

Scotland Yard would not be drawn on whether their investigations will focus on a link between these incidents. More on this story as it breaks.

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