Man shot dead in Kensington this weekend 'was father and drill rapper'

A 29-year-old father shot dead in west London this weekend has been named by police.

Maximillian Kusi-Owusu is said to have been a drill rapper known ‘unchanged by fame’.

He was being gunned down in Kensington High Street at just after 2am on Sunday.

Residents have previously told of hearing heard multiple shots which sounded like fireworks.

The Evening Standard said musician Mr Kusi-Owusu was known as M Lo.

A friend told the newspaper: ‘Fame never changed Max. He’s a very straightforward, energetic and down-to-earth human being.

‘He was extremely talented musically. I’m sure his music will live on for as long as we are here.

‘He knows nothing else other than to look out for his friends and family and most importantly his daughter, who he would do anything in this world for.’

A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.

Police say they found Mr Kusi-Owusu with gunshot wounds and provided emergency first aid until the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance arrived.

He was taken to a central London hospital but despite the efforts of medics was pronounced dead at 5.32am.

Mr Kusi-Owusu’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place tomorrow.

A car was pictured being towed away from the scene from inside the police cordon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC, giving the reference 824/04SEP.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

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